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What Causes Perpetually Red Eyes
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
Too many to list: Holy cow, there are so many answers to this question, there is not enough room to even list all the most common causes. You should narrow down your question with associated symptoms, or go see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Multiple factors: There are multiple factors. Certainly getting soap or other chemicals into the eyes will make them red. Just the heat from the steam and hot water is enough to dilate the blood vessels of the conjunctiva which makes the eyes look red. ...Read more
Red = Irritation: Redness is due to dilation of blood vessels and can occur with irritation. Irritation may stem from dryness, chemical exposure, allergy, autoimmune disorder, glaucoma, uveitis, viral conjunctivitis, bacterial conjunctivitis, surgery, trauma, uv exposure or burn, infection, and much much more. A good eye doc can help you narrow it down. ...Read more
Dry eyes: Could be allergy, but more common is dry eyes from being on the computer, reading, forgetting to blink. The tears are needed to bring nutrition to the cornea (clear window) and take away waste products and debris from the world. When they can't or don't, the conjunctiva tries to do that work by making the blood vessels larger. Blink, use artificial tears, but most of all do not rub! ...Read more
Dry eye-blepharitis: Drying can occur during sleeping, especially if someones eyes do not close completely. Actually, pretty common issue especially if some one has had eyelid surgery in past. Also, lid blepharits is common. Try some otc systane liquigel drops or systane gel at bed. If problem persists, see your eye doc. ...Read more
Take breaks and...:
This is a common problem. Fortunately there are many strategies that can help.
See http://visionsource. Com/blog/tips-for-eliminating-computer-eye-strain/
and https://www. Cnet. Com/how-to/five-surefire-ways-to-reduce-computer-eyestrain/
and http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/cvs/irritated. Htm
for useful suggestions... ...Read more
Well that can be: From your valsalva maneuver look that up on the web. ...Read more
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
My eyes have felt a little bit gritty over the past few days. No other symptoms like swollen or red eyes. How can I fix this? What causes this?
Red eyes/dry: Any vision changes? Pain? For dry eyes can try topical lubircant's like Systane -over the counter. Buy individual vials. Sometimes for severe cases Restasis is prescribed. If you have red eyes also need to check for an inflammatory or autoimmune process like epislceritis, iriitis or anterior uveitis or glaucoma which need further treatment f/u w/ optometrist/ ophthamologist w/in 24 hrs ...Read more
Many causes: Dry eye and allergy ANS blepharitis are the most common benign causes. You should be examined by an eye doctor. ...Read more
Many things: Depending on the other eye symptoms, onset, duration, etc this could represent a variety of different eye conditions from simpler things like dry eye or ocular allergy to more serious disorders such as contact lens overwear or a corneal infection. You should see an eye doctor for further evaluation if the symptoms worsen. ...Read more
Is red eyes caused by dry air? I currently can't sleep and that also causes eyes to dry. Also I just got an air purifier and don't know if that caused
Possibly: Medicines like benadryl you are on or Dry environment can affect your eyes, and tears production might not be enough to compensate the rate of evaporation / drainage through the tear ducts, you may want to try artificial tears for now and check the air purifier, if no improvement, see your doctor / ophthalmologist, it may not be just dry eyes, best wishes ...Read more
What causes spicy food to give me a headache? I really enjoy eating boiled shrimp in spicy boil but it gives me a HA and red eyes because so so hot.
Not sure but...: It could be the glutamine. An important amino acid. In Chinese cooking they frequently add MSG (Monosodium glutamate) as a flavor enhancer. There is a well described "Chines Restaurant Syndrome" which you may have. Check it out on www. Mayoclinic. Com ...Read more
Many causes: The combination of red irritated eyes and a genital rash could be one of many things. This kind of problem should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. The cause could be as simple as contact dermatitis or more serious like erythema multiform or behcet's disease. Have this one checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
Does abilify, (aripiprazole) zyprexa, or trazodone cause red eyes? I've had red eyes for months and only taking trazodone now. Discontinued others and many others
Psych meds & eyes: In theory, Bc all if the meds you've listed are anticholinergic to some degree, they could contribute to dry eyes, which could lead to rubbing, irritation, & red eyes. However, you describe the problem has been ongoing for months now! Have this checked by your doc &/or an ophthalmologist, who can assess for other medical causes and treat if necessary. Be good to your eyes -- they're quite useful! ...Read more
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