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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Red Eye

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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


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Red eye after I get up?

Red eye after I get up?

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

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I have red eye what should i do?

I have red eye what should i do?

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

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I have a red eye. what should i do?

Exam: Cannot be diagnosed without an examination and direct visualization. ...Read more

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Who should I see first about my chronic red eye symptoms?

Who should I see first about my chronic red eye symptoms?

Eye doctor: See an eye doctor. Other specialties are unlikley to be able to identify the root cause of the problem quickly. ...Read more

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I am 52 years man and have red eye from week ago. What could it be?

Possible infection: Have it looked at as you may have an infection or may have somehow injuryed it. ...Read more

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Please explain who should I consult about my chronic red eye symptoms?

Please explain who should I consult about my chronic red eye symptoms?

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