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Doctor insights on: Occasional Red Eye

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Woke up entire eye red eye what is it?

Woke up entire eye red eye what is it?

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 more

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Why do people have more red eye than others?

Why do people have more red eye than others?

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

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For red eye what type of oral medicine is used?

For red eye what type of oral medicine is used?

Red eye: Since red eye may have dozens of causes, the type of medicine used varies with the ailment... ...Read more

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Red eye won't go away. Why is it not going away?

Red eye won't go away. Why is it not going away?

Depends : Chronic red eyes is a common problem that needs to be evaluated. It can have many causes from allergies to infections. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Red eye?

What is the definition or description of: Red eye?

Red eye: Red eye - the eye has a red coloration due to infection or injury. ...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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What can be done about a red eye for more than three weeks?

What can be done  about a red eye for more than three weeks?

Exam: A red eye for three weeks merits an exam, as most minor causes will have resolved in that time period. Add'l symptoms that would prompt an exam include pain, light sensitivity, blurred or hazy vision, or discharge and/or tearing. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for my red eye to recover?

How long is it supposed to it take for my red eye to recover?

Depends: The cause of it could be many things. It can be due to an allergy which requires treatment and elimination of the source. Infection either viral(pink eye) or bacterial conjuctivitis. The viral conjectivitis will take 1-2 weeks, bacterial can get better with a treatment within 2-3 days. Inflammation can cause redness, antiinflammatory makes it better within 1-3 days. ...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?

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

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My contacts I use eye drp for contacts and for red eye and it does not go away?

My contacts I use eye drp for contacts and for red eye and it does not go away?

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 more

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I've got red eye, and i don't know what caused it. What might have triggered it?

I've got red eye, and i don't know what caused it. What might have triggered it?

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

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What is this thread coming out of my red eye, and settles on my skin making it itch?

Mucous?: You could be describing mucous strands. There can be variety of reasons, but most commonly dry eyes or any eye irritants can cause you to produce mucous and cause itchiness. ...Read more

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