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My Eyes Have Red Rims
Several things: Irritation from chemicals, allergies or rubbing. Infection can cause red eyes. The chemistry is an inflammtory respones that causes increased blood flow to the area. The triggers as mentioned can be different, ranging from antibiotics to antiinflammtories to cool compresses. ...Read more
Allergy, infection,: There are many causes including allergy, infection, bleeding, trauma, internal inflammation and surface disturbances like tumors and pterygia. The eyes may also be reddened by dryness, contact lens issues, lack of sleep and sun exposure. Your ophthalmologist can determine the cause and administer proper treatment. ...Read more
Redness reliever: There is no automatic red out drops. Some over-the-counter drops can provide temporary relief though. You need to see any eye doctor to determine the underlying cause of the eye redness so it can be properly treated. ...Read more
Many things: Red eyes can be from inflammation from chronic allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (minor infection of the eyelid margin), meibomianitis (blocked ducts on eyelid margin. In addition, you may have inflammation on the top of the eye, episcleritis or scleritis or in the front to the eye, irtis. You need the right diagnosis to get the treatment to get rid of red eyes. You need an eye exa. ...Read more
Tears, time: While crying, the eyes become red. This is mostly caused by engorgement of blood vessels on the white of the eye as part of normal crying. The redness subsides naturally in a matter of minutes to hours (especially if you have been rubbing the eyes while crying). Artificial tears may soothe the sting from excess tears, but will not significantly speed up the resolution of the redness. ...Read more
Redness around eyes: Redness around the eyes is usually due to irritation, most commonly from rubbing of the eyes. As a first step, I suggest that you try lubricating tear drops. It can also be due to an infection of the eyelids themselves. In that case, I suggest that you see your eye doctor for appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Two separate issues: Bags under the eyes are usually caused by the herniation of fat through the infra orbital septum and cosmesis can be improved by blepharoplasty surgery where the fat is removed. Examintion can rule out other causes of baggy eyelids. Chronic red eyes are frequently from dry eye syndrome and an eye exam can confirm the diagnosis and eliminate more serious causes for a red eye. ...Read more
Possible infection: Your description sounds like an infectious process; typically conjunctivitis presents like you have described. Your symptoms may be either viral, or bacterial in origin; which is hard to discern based on your description and the lack of the 'whole story'. A visit to your primary care provider is warranted to further evaluate your eyes. ...Read more
Tired/dry: Prolonged visual activities often lead to fatigue, dryness, and blurry vision. Sometimes eye strain results in headaches. Give yourself a break and look away from the monitor, use some artificial tear drops for eye irritation. Better yet, limit the amount of TV viewing you do. ...Read more
Eye irritation!: Red eyes are signs of irritation. Many times that may be from dryness, or chronic eyelid infection. See an ophthalmologist to help diagnose and implement a treatment plan. ...Read more
My eyes have been red for months and no matter what I do the redness won't go away. What can I do to make it go away?
See an opthalmologis: This may be allergic. However you should see an eye specialist. ...Read more
My eyes are red I out my contacts in tonight for about2 or 3 hours they have been sitting in contact solution for over a year will the redness go away?
See ophthalmologist: Your question implies that you put contact lenses into your eyes after they were sitting on a shelf for over a year. Apparently you did not clean them before insertion. This sounds like if you are lucky some toxic fluid but more likely an infection that you have started in both eyes. You should see your ophthalmologist as soon as possible but right away go to an emergency room. ...Read more
Likely eczema: If the skin is dry & itchy this likely eczema. If so, ophthalmic ointment with steroid can be prescribed by an eye care specialist. The oil from inside a vit e capsule may be helpful when applied 1-2x per day. If the area is just generally red, cool compresses may help. If allergic in origin antihistamines may help. If thin skin from aging, then coverup may be the main option. Avoid sun/wind. ...Read more
Avoid irritants: Eyes get red because of irritation. So, you could try to avoid things like smoking or being in smoky places, avoid dry or dirty places, don't use eye make up, and get plenty of rest. If all that doesn't work, you may just have to use eye drops. ...Read more
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