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Doctor insights on: Occasional Red Eye

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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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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How do i make irritated red eye go away?

How do i make irritated red eye go away?

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

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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?

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