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What Causes Red Eyes After Shower
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
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
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
May be blepharitis: Blepharitis causes closure of the meibomian gland orifices and inflammation of the eyelids. During sleep the inspissated oil gets out and it is stale & like poison. It will make your eyes very red and painful. If you wake up with very red eyes and pain that is it. It may be of other causes too. Must see an ophthalmologist for proper DX and rx. ...Read more
Eye irritation: Computer use and prolonged reading is associated with a reduced blink rate. When you blink, your natural tears lubricate your cornea and conjunctiva (the clear dome over your eye and the "skin" on the eyeball). When conjunctiva is less lubricated it can become inflamed-thus a red eye. Use some lubricating eye drops prior to and during these gaming stints. ...Read more
Vascular reactivity: The reflexes involved in the process of masturbation affect blood systems and vessels throughout the body. Obviously in your case the lip and eye blood vessels share in the this reactivity. You probably have reddening of the skin on your chest and perhaps other parts of the body. This is a natural phenomenon and will pass. ...Read more
Goggles: May be sensitivity to pool chemicals..Prevention with goggles may be best. ...Read more
Sweat: You are probably having sweat, which is much saltier than normal tears drip into the eye. This hypertonic (salty) solution can inflame the conjunctiva. Try exercising with a towel, wrist or headband to keep the sweat out of th eyes . If they still look irritated after a workout, put an artificial tear drop in the eye when you are finished. ...Read more
Flashes: Sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; when it pills away, it causes flashes. You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dry eyes itchy red dry eye corners my eyes are releasing green yellow gooey substance that turns solid after a while and makes my eyes blurry?
Discharge from eyes: It is not possible to make an accurate diagnosis with limited information on this forum. The symptoms you describe are consistent with conjunctivitis which is most often viral, but can be bacterial. One needs to be examined to be sure there is no other lesion in the eye that could be associated. Please go see a doctor for a proper examination, diagnosis, and treatment recommendation. ...Read more
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