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Red Glassy Eyes
Blurred vision from anesthesia two weeks after rotator cuff surgery . Eyes red and glassy otherwise good outcome.
I'm worried because my eye feels like there is something in it, it is not itchy, no pain, but it is glassy, a bit red., what do you suggest?
Two separate issues: Bags under the eyes are usually caused by the herniation of fat through the infra orbital septum and cosmesis can be improved by blepharoplasty surgery where the fat is removed. Examintion can rule out other causes of baggy eyelids. Chronic red eyes are frequently from dry eye syndrome and an eye exam can confirm the diagnosis and eliminate more serious causes for a red eye. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Tears, time: While crying, the eyes become red. This is mostly caused by engorgement of blood vessels on the white of the eye as part of normal crying. The redness subsides naturally in a matter of minutes to hours (especially if you have been rubbing the eyes while crying). Artificial tears may soothe the sting from excess tears, but will not significantly speed up the resolution of the redness. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Tired/dry: Prolonged visual activities often lead to fatigue, dryness, and blurry vision. Sometimes eye strain results in headaches. Give yourself a break and look away from the monitor, use some artificial tear drops for eye irritation. Better yet, limit the amount of TV viewing you do. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Possible infection: Your description sounds like an infectious process; typically conjunctivitis presents like you have described. Your symptoms may be either viral, or bacterial in origin; which is hard to discern based on your description and the lack of the 'whole story'. A visit to your primary care provider is warranted to further evaluate your eyes. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Beauty sleep: Lack of sleep can cause redness and bags under the eyes. Sleep and relaxation are the best remedy. You can also try regular application of eye serum or cream. Or if you prefer to go au naturelle, you can try applying a slice of cucumber on the eyes for a several minutes. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Redness around eyes: Redness around the eyes is usually due to irritation, most commonly from rubbing of the eyes. As a first step, i suggest that you try lubricating tear drops. It can also be due to an infection of the eyelids themselves. In that case, i suggest that you see your eye doctor for appropriate treatment. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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