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Corneal ulcer: The iris is inside the eye and rarely changes except to dilate and contract. The cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye, can develop an ulcer spot (a collection of bacteria) which looks white on top of the iris, causes local redness in the sclera and pain. This can be serious and should be seen by her ophthalmologist. If she is a contact wearer, take them out right away. ...Read more
Can my 5 year old son to receive artificial tears (walgreens brand, lubricant eye drops) for a slight redness on sclera. Recovering from flu..
Artificial tears: No problems. You can use the tears. ...Read more
The list is long: Redness of the sclera or the covering conjunctiva is due to dilated blood vessels on either surface. The possible reasons for this phenomenon are dry eye, infection of the eye, inflammation inside of the eye, irritation to the surface of the eye, blood, chronic dilation of the blood vessels from poor sleep or chronic use of visine. You will need to see your eye doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more
I have a clear solid growth on my sclera (shape is straight line) which is visible after sleep though i feel it all day. Been 3 weeks. No redness.
What condition is it when there's redness in your eye and there's some kind of white spot in the sclera?
Pingueculum: The pingueculum is a normal structure the eye makes for protection at the open space on either side of the corneal. It is poorly vascularized, so when the eye gets red for any reason, it stands out because it looks pale compared to the redness around it. This is normal and not a problem. ...Read more
I'm starting to notice more redness and red veins similar to 'spider veins' in my sclera. Is this gen. something to worry about? Bad allergies.
Allergies, see your: eye doctor and discuss this with her/him for best results. There is excellent management for allergic conjunctivitis. Spring season is upon you in CA moreso than in the midwest and pollen count is high. So best to take care of it now, and give your eyes a break. Let your eye expert recommend what's best for you to do. ...Read more
I keep waking up with my left eye red in the sclera part (the white part) What can be causing this?
Not uncommon: It is possible that while you were asleep you had some minor trauma to the eye e.g. rubbed your eye with your finger or hand, blanket or sheet. If you have no eye pain but the redness does not look like it is resolving or getting larger then it is time to see your eye physician. ...Read more