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My eye hurts from the outside & its alittle swollen. No pus or red eye jst sensitive to the light what can it be?

My eye hurts from the outside & its alittle swollen. No pus or red eye jst sensitive to the light what can it be?

Eye issue: Your description sounds like ocular surface dryness causing your symptomology. I would try frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, omega-3 fatty acid supplements, and warm lid compresses. You can also try avoiding fan, getting humidifiers, protective eyewear while outdoors, and others. If no improvement, punctal plugs or oth. ...Read more

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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, hazy vision, sensitive to light. What is wrong with me?

Red eye, hazy vision, sensitive to light. What is wrong with me?

Inflamation!: Uveitis is inflamation of the uvea (choriod, ciliary body, and iris): when any or all parts of the uvea is inflamed it is called uveitis. This can cause blurred vision, pain, and sensitivity to light. It could be many other things. You need to see eye specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take for a burning red eye that is sensitive to light and a little bit of a runny nose?

What is the best thing to take for a burning red eye that is sensitive to light and a little bit of a runny nose?

Burning: Try some artificial tears, chilled, every two hours. If your eye still bothers you, then call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I woke up 2days ago with a red eye. No pains no itches no discharge, just redness. What are the possible causes.

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. ...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. [email protected] 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

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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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My son is 15mnths, went to pool and has a red eye on right corner of his eye. Plz advice?

My son is 15mnths, went to pool and has a red eye on right corner of his eye. Plz advice?

Chlorine: This may be a reaction to chemicals in the pool. Keep watching it, in case an infection is introduced. It will begin to spread and perhaps get some pus discharge in it. If that happens, consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to go somewhere tommorow where mostly everyone has red eye, what do I do?

What to do if I have to go somewhere tommorow where mostly everyone has red eye, what do I do?

Red Eye: Red eyes can be due to many reasons. If due to a virus, it can be very contagious. If due to a dry climate, due to allergies, or due to a growth over the eye called a pterygium, it is not contagious. ...Read more

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My eyes are always red even when I don't ware my contacts I use eye drp for contacts and for red eye and it does not go away?

My eyes are always red even when I don't ware my contacts I use eye drp for contacts and for red eye and it does not go away?

Red eye: Your eyes may be red for several reasons. 1) they may be dry. 2) they may be irritated from the contacts. 3) they may be lacking oxygen due the contacts 4) you may have allergies. Most otc drops for redness have temporary effects and may cause rebound redness. Use artficial tears, take your contacts out when they hurt, and don't sleep in them. ...Read more

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I asked a question about my eye gunk being red and I think I got an answer about my eye being red... eye isn't red, only gunk is red. Why is that?

I asked a question about my eye gunk being red and I think I got an answer about my eye being red... eye isn't red, only gunk is red. Why is that?

Bizarre "gunk": Unless from a bleeding papilloma or rubbed, excoriated ("scratched") lesion, sore, or bump; red "gunk" discharge could suggest a malignancy (cancerous growth). When bleeding is spontaneous, this is very unusual in my 35 yrs of "eyeballs". Get it checked out. A pic would be helpful. ...Read more

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Why do I get red eye in photos but my friends don't?

Why do I get red eye in photos but my friends don't?

Red eye reduction: Usually it's pupil size (more dilated then more of a red reflex from the flash) and the relative angle of the light. Light colored eyes typically have larger pupils in the dark. ...Read more

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How to get rid from red eye?

Irrigation: Saline flushes. Gets rid of the viral antigens. Most cases are viral vs bacterial. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of red eye?

What are ways to get rid of red eye?

See ophthalmologist: Before treatment can be started, a reason for your condition must be determined. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more