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Intermittent Red Eye
I woke up 2days ago with a red eye. No pains no itches no discharge, just redness. What are the possible causes.
Red Eye (Single) (Definition)
Red eye is a symptom in which a one or both of a person's eyes are redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, drug side effects, etc. ...Read more
Red eye morning: The most common causes of red eye in the morning are: not enough sleep, blepharitis, allergy, dry eye, eyes opening while sleeping. An eye MD can help you sort it out. In the meantime, get enough sleep. Blepharitis is treated with warm compresses in the evening followed by scrubbing the base of the eyelashes with a cotton swab dipped in diluted baby shampoo. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. ...Read more
Depends: "Red eye" comes in many forms, some relatively benign & others severe & sight threatening. Treatment mainly depends on symptoms & vision change. If you've bruised your eyeball (red blotch) without pain & vision change, you may just observe and trial artificial tears for soothing. Allergies & dry eye redness may respond to antihistamine drops and artificial tears. An exam is best to figure this out ...Read more
Possible infection: Have it looked at as you may have an infection or may have somehow injuryed it. ...Read more
Ophthalmologist: Whenever there is a problem with the eyes: symptoms, vision, discharge, pain, etc., it is always best to see the ophthalmologist who is fully trained in all aspects of eye disease and treatment including whatever surgery might be needed. The eyes should not b e chronically red and a cause should be discovered. ...Read more
GPC: This is probably a contact lens overwear situation, and may be a problem called gpc (giant papillary conjunctivitis). The first thing to do is stop the contact lenses! then see a doctor for treatment. This is probably not pink eye, which is why your pink eye drops don't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes of red eyes: Two conditions: blepharitis or meibomian gland dysfunction could cause red eyes. These are conditions of the eyelids that can cause inflammation leading to redness. Also, dry eyes can cause eyes to appear red. LipiFlow can treat dry eyes, blepharitis or meibomian gland dysfunction. Or I-BRITE Wye Whitening surgery can reduce excessive red blood vessels www.WhiterEyes.com ...Read more
My eyes are always red even when I don't ware my contacts I use eye drp for contacts and for red eye and it does not go away?
Red eye: Your eyes may be red for several reasons. 1) they may be dry. 2) they may be irritated from the contacts. 3) they may be lacking oxygen due the contacts 4) you may have allergies. Most otc drops for redness have temporary effects and may cause rebound redness. Use artficial tears, take your contacts out when they hurt, and don't sleep in them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I asked a question about my eye gunk being red and I think I got an answer about my eye being red... eye isn't red, only gunk is red.
Why is that?
Bizarre "gunk": Unless from a bleeding papilloma or rubbed, excoriated ("scratched") lesion, sore, or bump; red "gunk" discharge could suggest a malignancy (cancerous growth). When bleeding is spontaneous, this is very unusual in my 35 yrs of "eyeballs". Get it checked out. A pic would be helpful. ...Read more
Depends: Irritated red eyes are common and getting rid of it depends upon the cause. It can be caused by dryness (lubricate the eye), allergy (isolate yourself from the source), infection ( needs treatment), certain disease like arthritis, foreign objects in the eye and some drug effects. ...Read more
Not connected: Red eyes can be caused by many issues: dryness (use tears), allergy (tears and over the counter allergy drops), infection (see an eye doctor). Pain in the eye can be related to any of the issues above but if persistent needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. Flashing lights can be a sign of a retinal tear and needs to be seen by an eye doc asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leukocoria: We've all seen people with red eyes in photos (a normal light reflex off the retina, the back of the eye), but when one eye is white (leukocoria), while it may be nothing, it may be the sign of a serious eye problem, like a retinal detachment, or a tumor in the eye. Please keep in mind that these bad things are very rare, but in any case you should visit your eye doctor for a dilated eye exam now ...Read more
Clear eyes?: Clear eyes is an astringent agent that acts by constricting conjunctival blood vessels thus the eye looks whiter. As the medication wears off, you will often see increased redness from rebound dilation of the vessels. Chronic use of these agents can result in the vessels looking more dilated and prominent over time. Clear eyes may not be the appropriate treatment for your redness if persistent. ...Read more
Pupil size: Red eye comes from close alignment of the flash with the camera lens which shows the natural color of the back of the eye. This happens more frequently if the pupil is large or the picture is taken in a darker room. Some cameras have the flash closer to the lens and this will happen more often. ...Read more
What should I do for a red eye? I got poked in the eye hard today, and my eye is very red, what should I do?
Usually : Usually this type of red spot is just like a bruise on the skin. That is, it looks really bad, but does not affect function. The problem is called a subconjunctival hemorrhage. If your vision is blurred, or if you have any floaters in your vision, you should see an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I had a photo taken of me on christmas and noticed that What to do if I had one red eye and one white eye! is that a bad thing?
Eye exam: The difference could be just in the light reflection from positioning of the camera. But it could also be something more serious like a cataract present in one eye. The difference between the two eyes certainly warrants a thorough eye exam by an ophthalmologist, even if you don't notice anything unusual with your vision. ...Read more
My hubby has had a bit of a red eye for days now and I'm wondering what it could be. Its not very red but it started on the right eye and now its both?
Subconjunctival heme: If there is a patch of red on the surface of your eye, and your vision is unaffected, and you have no pain, it is possible that you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage -- essentially a bruise on your eyeball. You should see an eye md for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red eyes: "More Red eyes than others" can be due to genetic blood vessel patterns differences, chronic dry eyes, pterygia or pinguecula (growth on surface of eye), inflammation in eye or body. See eyeMD to rule out more concerning reasons. Eyedoc2020@blogspot.com has more info if due to dry eyes: see "Lid Hygiene" ...Read more
Red eye: Red eye - the eye has a red coloration due to infection or injury. ...Read more
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