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My Eyes Have Red Rims
Opened my eyes in ocean in Malta on vacation two weeks ago. Eyelid rims have been very itchy since. No signs of infection or redness ?
Eye irritation : Hard to determine. This resembles a condition called blepharitis. But may be just irritation from the swim although unlikely after so much time has passed. Remote chance of a conjunctivitis from something in the water. Try a warm compress morning and night and cool OTC artificial tears throughout the day. If the problem persist seek out an Ophthalmologist for an exam. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beauty sleep: Lack of sleep can cause redness and bags under the eyes. Sleep and relaxation are the best remedy. You can also try regular application of eye serum or cream. Or if you prefer to go au naturelle, you can try applying a slice of cucumber on the eyes for a several minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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