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One Red Eye No Pain
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
Leukocoria: We've all seen people with red eyes in photos (a normal light reflex off the retina, the back of the eye), but when one eye is white (leukocoria), while it may be nothing, it may be the sign of a serious eye problem, like a retinal detachment, or a tumor in the eye. Please keep in mind that these bad things are very rare, but in any case you should visit your eye doctor for a dilated eye exam now
My 8 yr old's inner corner of one eye is red. No pain, itching or swelling. It's been like that for 2 days.
What to do if I had a photo taken of me on christmas and noticed that What to do if I had one red eye and one white eye! Is that a bad thing?
Eye exam: The difference could be just in the light reflection from positioning of the camera. But it could also be something more serious like a cataract present in one eye. The difference between the two eyes certainly warrants a thorough eye exam by an ophthalmologist, even if you don't notice anything unusual with your vision.
I have one eye that is red the other is not. The red eye feels dry and does not itch, hurt nor is it oozing pus or have crust. What do I have?
Could be dry: It's less likely allergy or infection due to lack of symptom except the redness and dryness. You may have dry eye on that side. Just be careful with hand and eye hygiene if in case is a viral conjuctivitis that way you will not spread to other eye or others. Use artificial tears, heat pack and baby shampoo wash the lashes. If after couple of days it does not go away then see an eye doc.See 1 more doctor answer
I saw someone with a very puffy red eye yesterday I think it was the pink eye but now one of my eyes hurts and is red. Can I be getting the same thing?
Possible: If you had any contact or any possible source of contamination.
One eye has red eye in photos, but the other eye never does. Could this be an indication of a medical problem?
Yes: The red eye side is probably normal. The other side may have something blocking the view, or is turned in or out side, or have a major vision problem. I assume this is a child. This requires evaluation very soon by a pediatric ophthalmologist (or a regular ophthalmologist if an adult). Don't delay.
What would it mean when you take a pic and one eye has red-eye, yet the other is milky white in the pupil area?
Needs exam: If this is a new problem, this person needs an exam. There are multiple possibilities from misalignment of the eyes to cataract to a tumor inside of the eye. If this is a child, they should have an exam urgently (within days). If an adult, the urgency of the exam would depend on other symptoms and whether or not they knew there was a problem already.
Top eye lash really heavy eye really red, eye really dialated, should I go to the emergency room? Looks like I'm having a stroke in one eye
Yes: Sounds like you have iritis - can be bacterial. You should go to the ER.
Do I still have pink eye if I have only red eyes I had pink eye for one day and now all I have is red eye and no symptoms does that mean that I don't have pink eye any more?
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.See 4 more doctor answers
I'm pregnant and worried about zika as in April a mosquito entered in my nose and I had red eye for one night. Am I at risk and how to get tested in ny?
Zika testing: Zika testing is now available for at risk individuals such as yourself. Through your OB MD's office or State Health department. Also, if you are continuing sexual intercourse during this pregnancy, consider a condom for your partner, even if he hasn't traveled to known risk areas recently. The Zika virus has already had documented cases in Texas.
6yold w/ hiperopia, intermitent strabismus. Notice red eye in one eye and other just shiny, evaluetaded in aug-ok. Normal for strabismus two diff reflex?
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you.
In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only
Guarded Prognosis: Pain and red eye usually aren't associated with retinal detachment unless it is chronic or unless the eye has inflammation and the detachment is caused by a fluid build-up instead of a hole. Given your history there are other things that can dim vision, such as a blocked vessel. You should be carefully evaluated by a retina specialist to optimize your chances of recovery. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
3 year old right side face swollen cheak little red eye 3/4 shut no pain dr. Gave suprax (cefixime) 3 ml one day has not hit mouth that we know dr said sinuses.
I have a sore throat, runny nose, green goo and a red eye in one eye and now a terrible ear infection. I am 27 weeks pregnant. Would could this be?
A cold?: If this is a recent problem, it is likely from a viral infection complicated by a bacterial ear infection. It is time to check with your doctor.
I woke up 2days ago with a red eye. No pains no itches no discharge, just redness. What are the possible causes.
Many possibilities: A simple red eye can be literally hundreds of things. But in general if it is only red with no other symptoms like pain, itching, irritation, tearing, discharge, blurred vision it is unlikely to be anything to worry about. Watch for other symptoms and if they occur you should see an eye doc.See 2 more doctor answers