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One Eye Bloodshot
Woke up with one eye bloodshot, weird dizzy/light-headed/disoriented feeling (hard to explain), headache, now facial twitching, difficulty focusing?
? cluster headache:
If you also noticed tears or nasal discharge from the side the eye is bothered, it may be a cluster headache. This is a special kind of headache that affects the area around one eye.
It may also be there is something in your eye. Is it hard to see out of that eye? Or is it hard to move that eye? This would indicate other causes. What about the pupil? ...Read more
Many headaches: There are a number of unilateral headaches associated with cranial autonomic symptoms which can cause redness of the eye on the same side including migraine, cluster, hemicrania continua, paroxysmal hemicrania, and sunct. Diagnosis depends upon other features of the headache, most importantly duration of the headache without treatment as well as frequency. ...Read more
Had staples in head 6 mos ago a week ago I fell hitting the same spot and now just hall of one eye remains bloodshot is this a symptom of anything?
Pika,: Probably not related, unless the staples are above your eye. ...Read more
One eye=bit bloodshot+redness around iris. Vision not great that eye for couple months. Been red a few days shampoo in it. The Quickest doctors=6 jan help?
Need an eye exam: Unfortunately there is no way to know what is causing redness and poor vision without examining your eye. ...Read more
I have had a "cold" for a week now — cough, green mucus, sore throat, congestion. Now one eye is bloodshot. Should I see my pcp?
Virus: Your description is most consistent with a viral illness (ie cold). I would see your pcp to get meds to control your symptoms and make you more comfortable as the cold runs its course. ...Read more
My 3 yo daughter has had 2 restless nights. 1 eye is bloodshot and both thick yellow goop. Very slight fever. Should we visit our Dr or wait it out?
Eye discharge: And redness is likely an infection which may require prescription medications, particularly since your daughter is showing systemic signs of infection including fever. Children with fever and pus from the eyes sometimes have an ear infection, which can be visualized with an otoscope at her pediatrician's office. ...Read more
I have been crying off and on now for 24hrs, can that cause my one eye to be bloodshot and pain to bright lights?
The lower hemisphere of one eye is completely bloodshot. It is very clearly divided. Almost like there is a line the red can't cross. What is it?
Hemorrhage: Almost certainly this is a subconjunctival hemorrhage — a leakage of a very small amount of blood under the transparent conjunctival lining of the eye and over top the white sclera. If your vision is normal, and there is no pain or discharge, then this is the diagnosis. If you have other symptoms then see an ophthalmologist. The hemorrhage will clear in 5-10 days by itself. ...Read more
Ocular irritation: If you only have one eye this can be an emergency and you should seek immediate attention by an ophthalmologist. If only one of your eyes is having this problem it is still an urgent problem. It can be a simple problem with simple answer or a sign of potential dangerous problems either in the body as a whole or in the eye itself that can lead to loss of vision or function. ...Read more
Some thoughts: Couple common problems can do this: corneal abrasion (scratched eye)-perhaps something got into that eye. Subconjunctival hemorrhage-when a tiny blood vessel beneath the surface of the eye breaks (not always assoc with a known injury). It's usually painless and resolves w/in 2 wks w/o specific tx. If you have other bleeding/bruising problems, high bp, vision loss/changes, significant pain see doc. ...Read more
Many things: If it actually looks like a small amt of blood, could be a subconjunctival hemorrhage, which is common, painless and doesn't affect vision. Other causes of red eyes (of which there are many) can have an asymmetric presentation, anything from pink eye, blepharitis, dry eye, allergies, hsv conjunctivitis, etc. Mild cases of these things may not cause pain. ...Read more
My 2year old had 1 bloodshot eye this morning & since then had green discharge from both eyes & tonight she has a white spot on the bloodshot part?
Use travatan open angle glaucoma in 1 eye & eye is bloodshot. If I try cosopt is there a risk of vision loss during the trial period if doesn't work?
I've been having bloodshot eyes in the past few months they whent away but now it's suddenly back it's one eye and it hurts alot?
See ophthalmologist: Many diseases can cause chronic red eyes. Allergies, dry eyes and blepharitis are very common. You should see an ophthalmologist who can diagnose your problem and treat it accordingly. If you are a chronic user of visine or cleareye drops, that could be the cause too. Recommend stopping those drops and using a preservative free artificial tear instead. Good luck. ...Read more
What to do if I have bloodshot eyes in the morning. Sometimes one more than the other. It's been happening for like a month now. Why is this?
Possible dry eyes: Bloodshot eyes can be from a variety of causes, like infections, dry eyes, and blepharitis, or chronic inflammation of the eyelids. You should visit your eye doctor to find out the cause and get treatment soon, to avoid any surface damage to the eyes. Do this instead of relying on over the counter remedies. ...Read more
I am experiencing red or bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only). The following also describes me: Sensation of something in eye. What should I do?
Eye sensationn: You MAY have something in your eye. Please see your doc or an eye doctor to be sure. Peace and good health, ...Read more
My daughter is experiencing red or bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only) and eye swelling. Can I use tea compress to treat or does she need a Rx?
Plain water compress: Use a compress with plain water instead of tea. Tea may irritate the eye. Follow up with doctor if swelling around the eye and eyelid is hard or if eye is protruding out from face. ...Read more
I am experiencing itchy eyes, red or bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only) and discharge or mucus in eyes. The following also describe me: Eye irri...
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My Daughter is experiencing red or bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only) and watery eyes (side: one eye). The following also describes her: Eye swelling. What should she do?
My Son is experiencing itchy eyes, eyelid redness and red or bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only). Am I able to treat him with maxitrol? We were seen at urgent care 2 days ago and I do not want to have to take him back if at all possible.
I am experiencing itchy eyes, bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only) and eyelid swelling. Looks like a have viral conjunctivitis. What eye drop I need?
13 mo boy. Chronic ear infctions. Bloodshot eyes. Fussy but not inconsolable. Projectile vomit 3 times one hour. Doc appt tomorrow. Wait or ER tonite?
Vomiting: Give him electrolyte containing fluids and you can wait to the morning. ...Read more
I am experiencing red or bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only). The following also describe me: Eye pain, Cloudy or blurred vision, Watery eyes, Eye swelling, Eye irritation, and Discharge or mucus in eyes. What should I do?
Red eye: You should see an ophthallmologist to evaluate your symptoms and allecviate your concern. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: If you have a dry eye condition that is causing it, you can try over the counter artificial tears. Avoid situations that aggregate it such as exposure to dry air, smoke or allergens. Allergies usually have a trigger, such as cosmetics, so eliminating them will help. Using allergy drops for short periods of time may help to ease symptoms. If condition persists longer than several weeks seek care. ...Read more