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Red Eye Single
About 1 week ago I awoke with a single red eye but only in the inner corner. It has remained in that spot for a week and my eye feels uncomfortable.
See ophthalmologist: The eye probably has a small hemorrhage in the sclera which will go away in time. The problem is that this is less likely since you are symptomatic. Do not fool with the eye. Vision is precious and you will do yourself a favor by being seen and making sure this is nothing more severe. Go over to the eye center on mohammed ali. They should be still open. Call first. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Red eye: Red eye - the eye has a red coloration due to infection or injury. ...Read more
Eye doctor: See an eye doctor. Other specialties are unlikley to be able to identify the root cause of the problem quickly. ...Read more
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
Possible infection: Have it looked at as you may have an infection or may have somehow injuryed it. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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