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Doctor insights on: One Eye Bloodshot

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Why is one eye bloodshot badly? Is bloodshot the same as pinkeye?

Why is one eye bloodshot badly? Is bloodshot the same as pinkeye?

No: Bloodshot sounds to me as subconjunctival hemorrhage. See picture. Bening, ugly looking condition. Sneezing, cough, straining may cause it.

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Woke up with one eye bloodshot, weird dizzy/light headed/disoriented feeling (hard to explain), headache, now facial twitching, difficulty focusing?

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?

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What causes a headache on one side and my eye bloodshot in same area?

What causes a headache on one side and my eye bloodshot in same area?

Depends: There are multiple possibilities. Some forms of migraine headache can present that way; however, I would recommend you be seen by an ophthalmologist to evaluate for possible eye problems.

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What can cause a headache on one side and my eye bloodshot in same place?

What can cause a headache on one side and my eye bloodshot in same place?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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What causes your only one eye to get bloodshot?

What causes your only one eye to get bloodshot?

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.

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What could be causing one bloodshot eye?

What could be causing one bloodshot eye?

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.

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What could cause one bloodshot eye with no pain?

What could cause one bloodshot eye with no pain?

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.

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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?

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?

Mgt: It would be helpful to upload a photo to a virtual inbox consultation. I would suggest based on your description starting antibiotic drops for the eyes, washing all linens/towels and seeing your PCP. The mucus may infect others and washing her hands may reduce this possibility.

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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?

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?

Unlikely: Glaucoma usually cause visual damage over a period of months to years. It is unlikely that a therapeutic trial with Cosopt would lead to visual loss. Cosopt is frequently more effective than travatan but realize that is consists of 2 separate drugs combined in one bottle.

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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?

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?

Eye red with pain.: What you have now may not be related to what you had before. Both eyes red, now one eye red with pain. Would suggest you see an ophthalmologist to exclude a foreign body under the eyelid or a corneal foreign body, abrasion or ulcer to start with.

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Bloodshot eyes for over one month now, what to do?

Bloodshot eyes for over one month now, what to do?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.