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What Causes Yellow Bloodshot Eyes
Bloodshot eyes with a light tint of yellow. I have a history of blocked tear ducts with 2 surgeries. Could this be reoccuring?
Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Pain in upper left quadrant of abdomen, bloodshot eyes, slightly tinted yellow eyes. What are these symptoms of?
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Some examples & tx's: "pink eye"-time & maybe antibiotic eye drops. If from allergies-tx w/ allergy med. If from subconjunctival hemorrhage (tiny broken blood vessel in 1 eye only)-heals on it's own w/in 2 wks. If from corneal abrasion or ulcer-need to see eye doc for tx. If from lack of sleep-sleep more. If from contacts-wear glasses more. If not improving w/ initial tx-pls see your doc. ...Read more
Cyst on eye?: If what you describe is truly cystic (clear bleb), the bleb may result from an included foreign body. The elevated area of the conjunctiva can dry out and become inflamed. If what you are describing is a solid elevation nasally of temporally to the colored iris, you may be describing a pingueculum. This is an UV damage area and can result in inflammation. Get an exam. ...Read more
Long list: Eyes can get bloodshot from infection, toxic exposure, allergic exposure, hemorrhage, and a multitude of internal problems. The most common cause for most is dryness. A few have an excess of surface veins that are normal but which give the appearance of being bloodshot. If the vision is affected or there is pain or pus, then see your ophthalmologist right away about this. ...Read more
Yes: Computer work in a sustained manner is drying to the eyes due to lowering of blink rate and the dry atmosphere in which most computers are housed. You can cut down the redness by having a bottle of lubricating or tear replacement drops at hand and use it frequently. Don't use the drops entitled "gets the red out" as these are drying. ...Read more
Bloodshot eyes: Bloodshot eyes can be caused by many issues. See an eye doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Many: Chronic means there is something persistent and ongoing to continuously cause the redness. Possibilities include allergic exposure, eye dryness and conjunctival inflammation. You might start with over the counter, anti-allergic drops for the eyes. If this fails see your ophthalmologist. I am assuming that your vision is not affected. If it is, seek an ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more
I don't know what's causing extremely bloodshot eyes all the time. I've been having symptoms similar to hyperventilation syndrome. Is this the cause?
How do you get rid of bloodshot eyes that may be caused by wearing contacts. Also, how long do contacts generally last?
See an eye doctor: If your eyes are bloodshot, then something is wrong. You may be wearing your contact lenses too much or the contacts may not be the right fit for you. Get cheked to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more
I have red bloodshot eyes that seems to be growing due to me playing long hours of computer games for the past 8 months. Does it cause permanent damage?
Not harmful: Prolonged computer use is drying to the eyes which is probably why they are red. It will not cause permanent harm to the eyes. It is helpful to keep a bottle of lubricating drops next to the computer. At your age, you might consider some other recreation especially one that substitutes for the gym or broadens the mind. ...Read more
Allergies/infecrtion: If you wake up with blood shot eyes it may be due to allergy or infection. ...Read more
Am bloodshot eyes: When both are similarly " bloodshot" what transpired the night before is telling. Drinking without retching likely dry eye from diuretic effect. Violent retching " dry heaves" can also cause the bloodshot look. If a recurrent problem, look to blood pressure issues, allergy or night- time exposure of eye with sleep. Treatment are preventive best. ...Read more
Just thought I would share a tip for bloodshot eyes - I had noticeable bloodshot eyes and I was wondering what could cause it?
Living in Arizona: The southwest is notorious for environmental dryness causing fluid loss. In addition air conditioning will cause dryness. The intense sunlight will also affect blinking and tear distribtion. ...Read more
Many things: You need to see an eye doctor to make sure the cause for you is not a serious cause. ...Read more
I've had upper back pain (trapezius and rhomboid area) for 6 months+ I think from working at a computer and stress. Can this cause bloodshot eyes too?
Computer screen eyes: Yes. When staring at a computer screen for a long time, we tend to blink less. Blinking helps clear irritants from the eye. ...Read more
What could stress have affected in my body to cause strange bloodshot eyes, fatigue, dizziness, and upper back pain? Do I have fibromyalgia?
Mom in mid-stage ft dementia. Gets bloodshot eyes every 3-4 wks. On namenda, (memantine) aricept, 0.25mg risperdal. Most likely drugs or disease the cause?
Partly,: Persons with dementis blink a lot less than needed. You see them staring off into space. The eyes are usually red form dryness irritation. Use lubricating eye drops as needed-; refresh, systane or blink eyes drops all are available as over the counter treatment. ...Read more
What breathing disorder would cause constant bloodshot eyes, dizziness, fatigue, and accessory breathing muscle pain. 6 months + and still no relief.
Environmental proble: Sounds like you have an allergic condition. Check with an allergist or pulmonologist. Something in your environment is causing your problem. ...Read more
Broad Answer: If you're looking for causes, there are a whole lot, with allergies, irritants and infection at the top of the list. If you're looking for fixes, that depends on the cause. Evaluation by a physician will narrow down the cause and help find a better, more specific treatment that can avoid unwanted side effects. ...Read more
Eye hygiene: The most common cause of bloodshot eyes is blepharitis, or inflammation of the eyelids. Often the lid margins are also red. Be sure to clean your eyelids well with terry-cloth towel and warm water every day. You may also have either dry-eye or allergy condition. See eye doctor if this persists. ...Read more
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