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Red Glassy Eyes
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?
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 more
Redness reliever: There is no automatic red out drops. Some over-the-counter drops can provide temporary relief though. You need to see any eye doctor to determine the underlying cause of the eye redness so it can be properly treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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