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Should I still go to work if I have red eyes?

Should I still go to work if I have red eyes?

Red eye contagion: This depends upon the cause. If it is a hemorrhage (bright red, little effect on the vision, almost no discomfort) then there is not problem. If it is a viral conjunctivitis (diffuse redness, irritation, discharge, swelling of the eye lining) then it is contagious and your fellow workers will be very angry if they get it. Your ophthalmologist can sort out the cause and give treatment. ...Read more

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I am 37 w 2 d pregnant with BP high and low. Once its high, i can't breath and I have red eyes and burning sensation. Still doc doesn't want to induce?

I am 37 w 2 d pregnant with BP high and low.  Once its high,  i can't breath and I have red eyes and burning sensation. Still doc doesn't want to induce?

How high BP?: The main concern would be preeclampsia or other hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. Your obstetrician should be able to diagnose you with frequent blood pressure checks and proteinuria determination after a 24-hour urine collection in the hospital. If you are hypertensive for the first time after 37 weeks, delivery is indicated promptly to avoid abruption, fetal death, stroke, seizures (eclampsia). ...Read more

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Recently, I have had red eyes for three years. Nothing works?

Recently, I have had red eyes for three years. Nothing works?

See Eye MD: There are many possible causes of red eyes. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I dropped 3 drops ofclear eyes: red eye drops' today and it is still this red?

I dropped 3  drops ofclear eyes: red eye drops' today and it is still this red?

Clear eyes?: Clear eyes is an astringent agent that acts by constricting conjunctival blood vessels thus the eye looks whiter. As the medication wears off, you will often see increased redness from rebound dilation of the vessels. Chronic use of these agents can result in the vessels looking more dilated and prominent over time. Clear eyes may not be the appropriate treatment for your redness if persistent. ...Read more

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Dropped 3 'clear eyes: red eye drops' today and it is still this red, what to do?

Dropped 3 'clear eyes: red eye drops' today and it is still this red, what to do?

These drops have : Preservatives in them that can make things worse. There is not an eye drop that will get the redness out in one day. This requires a longer time to treat. Visine can help but is not healthy to use daily. Need an eye exam to determine the cause of red eyes. ...Read more

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I have chronic red eyes, diagnosed w/ blepharitis nothing works other than a antibiotic/steroid drop (hardly) i'm only 27. What else can I do?

I have chronic red eyes, diagnosed w/ blepharitis nothing works other than a antibiotic/steroid drop (hardly) i'm only 27. What else can I do?

Avoid prolonged: Steroid/antibiotic drop by using daily warm compresses, with massage afterwards of the closed eyelids and lashes. Dietary omega3 is very helpful. If you already take Doxycycline that may help, but please note that it may affect the potency of your oral contraceptive. Please use additional means for birth control! ...Read more

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What is causing my red eyes? Otc allergy meds do not work. I wear contacts and use computer a lot. Eye dr didn't find anything. Sinus rinse too.

What is causing my red eyes? Otc allergy meds do not work. I wear contacts and use computer a lot. Eye dr didn't find anything. Sinus rinse too.

Dry eye: You likely have dry eyes which get worse when one stares at a monitor for a long time without blinking . Consider using single-vial artificial tear several times a day regularly and blink your eyes at least once every 30 minutes to see if this helps. ...Read more

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Do i still have pink eye if I have only red eyes i had pink eye for one day and now all I have is red eye and no symptoms does that mean that i don't have pink eye any more?

Do i still have pink eye if I have only red eyes i had pink eye for one day and now all I have is red eye and no symptoms does that mean that i don't have pink eye any more?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are really good red eye drops for irritated eyes, that work with soft contact lens?

What are really good red eye drops for irritated eyes, that work with soft contact lens?

Is it your contact?: You need to be careful what drops you use when wearing soft contacts, generally only preservative free tears or moisture drops specifically formulated for contacts. If your eyes are frequently red in your contacts, though, i wonder if you are having irritation from your solution or your contacts. Are eyes still red when you take a weeklong holiday from your contacts? ...Read more

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Got swollen red eyes w light sens & tears. Stopped wearing contacts , an eye doc. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) st. A day of drops helped but still sensitive.

Got swollen red eyes w light sens & tears. Stopped wearing contacts , an eye doc. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) st. A day of drops helped but  still sensitive.

Overwear syndrome: Sounds like you had a keratitis possibly from hypoxia due to overwear of your contact lenses. As long as your eye doctor ruled out a corneal ulcer your eyes will gradually recover. You may want to return to your physician to re-evaluate your present contact lens material and fit to avoid a recurrence. You may also want to be evaluated for dry eye which can decrease the contact lens performance. ...Read more