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What Is The Best Treatment For Red Rimmed Eyes
Heat, age, hygiene: Blepharitis gets worse when its hotter, as people age and as people fail to keep their eyelids clean. Regular lid hygiene (instructed by your doctor) with occaisional topical antibiotics controls it. Bad cases and patients with rosacea (see your doctor for this diagnosis) are often given systemic antibiotics (pills you take by mouth) in addition to topical. Its never cured-its controlled! ...Read more
Red-rimmed eyes is a symptom in which a person has redness of the eyelids, giving the appearance of red color around the eyes. Inflammation of the lids (redness, irritated skin, puffiness) can be due to mild infections in the glands at near the eyelashes (a condition called blepharitis), due to styes (an infection in a gland a bit deeper into the eyelid), due to ...Read more
Lid scrubs: It depends on the cause of the redness. A common cause is blepharitis, which is inflammation and blockage of the oil glands that line the eyelids. The best treatment is to apply warm compresses for a few minutes and then scrub along the lash line using baby shampoo. Repeat this once or twice daily. If the redness doesn't improve after 3-4 weeks, see your eye md to rule out another cause. ...Read more
Blepharitis treatmen: The most common cause is blepharitis, commonly known as "granulated eyelids." this can go thru phases where the lids look quiet and other times red or inflammed. This is like having eczema, or dandruff, along the eyelids and leads to an inflammatory response that gives the redness. There are other causes, including dry eye and emotional upsets, i. E. Crying and rubbing the eye. ...Read more
Where: Cherry red spot is a term used in the retina after the central retinal artery occlusion. If some one has this the person needs immediate medical attention by both eye doc and internal med doc. The source for emboli could be carotid or cardiac (heart). The person needs echo cardiogram and carotid doppler. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for Spring allergies with runny nose, sneezing, itchy face, and itching, red, burning eyes?
Allergies: The best treatment is: get an allergy skin test before starting treatment to see what you are allergic to. Depending on results we see if OTC Claritin (loratadine) or other anti allergy meds will work for body & if a mast cell stabilizer or antihistamine or steroid drop is needed for the eyes. More info on Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com: "step ladder treatment for allergies". ...Read more
What is the best treatment for a red, painful eye resulting from an accident, a stick mistakenly hit the eye?
Corneal abrasion: Most likely the pain is due to a corneal abrasion, where there is a scratch on the cornea, the front surface of the eye. One also has to be concerned about a traumatic iritis, which is resultant inflammation inside the eye. Finally, there is the issue that the stick could have penetrated or perforated the cornea, which is an ophthalmic emergency. You should see your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife had a pin eye.now my 10month old baby got it.is it medical emergency. He is normal otherwise.mild redness both eyes.any treatment needed?
This is not a: medical emergency. However, at his age, he should be seen by his pediatrician. He may just need treatment with antibiotic drops, but some conjunctivitis (pink eye) is associated with ear infections, even without other symptoms. Since he can't tell you whether or not his ear hurts, he should be examined. ...Read more
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