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Why Do My Eyes Squeak When I Rub Them
Allergy, infection,: There are many causes including allergy, infection, bleeding, trauma, internal inflammation and surface disturbances like tumors and pterygia. The eyes may also be reddened by dryness, contact lens issues, lack of sleep and sun exposure. Your ophthalmologist can determine the cause and administer proper treatment.
Many things: Red eyes can be from inflammation from chronic allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (minor infection of the eyelid margin), meibomianitis (blocked ducts on eyelid margin. In addition, you may have inflammation on the top of the eye, episcleritis or scleritis or in the front to the eye, irtis. You need the right diagnosis to get the treatment to get rid of red eyes. You need an eye exa.
Tears, time: While crying, the eyes become red. This is mostly caused by engorgement of blood vessels on the white of the eye as part of normal crying. The redness subsides naturally in a matter of minutes to hours (especially if you have been rubbing the eyes while crying). Artificial tears may soothe the sting from excess tears, but will not significantly speed up the resolution of the redness.
Beauty sleep: Lack of sleep can cause redness and bags under the eyes. Sleep and relaxation are the best remedy. You can also try regular application of eye serum or cream. Or if you prefer to go au naturelle, you can try applying a slice of cucumber on the eyes for a several minutes.See 1 more doctor answer
Redness around eyes: Redness around the eyes is usually due to irritation, most commonly from rubbing of the eyes. As a first step, I suggest that you try lubricating tear drops. It can also be due to an infection of the eyelids themselves. In that case, I suggest that you see your eye doctor for appropriate treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Two separate issues: Bags under the eyes are usually caused by the herniation of fat through the infra orbital septum and cosmesis can be improved by blepharoplasty surgery where the fat is removed. Examintion can rule out other causes of baggy eyelids. Chronic red eyes are frequently from dry eye syndrome and an eye exam can confirm the diagnosis and eliminate more serious causes for a red eye.See 3 more doctor answers
Possible infection: Your description sounds like an infectious process; typically conjunctivitis presents like you have described. Your symptoms may be either viral, or bacterial in origin; which is hard to discern based on your description and the lack of the 'whole story'. A visit to your primary care provider is warranted to further evaluate your eyes.See 1 more doctor answer
Eye irritation!: Red eyes are signs of irritation. Many times that may be from dryness, or chronic eyelid infection. See an ophthalmologist to help diagnose and implement a treatment plan.See 1 more doctor answer
My eyes have been red for months and no matter what I do the redness won't go away. What can I do to make it go away?
See an opthalmologis: This may be allergic. However you should see an eye specialist.
Likely eczema: If the skin is dry & itchy this likely eczema. If so, ophthalmic ointment with steroid can be prescribed by an eye care specialist. The oil from inside a vit e capsule may be helpful when applied 1-2x per day. If the area is just generally red, cool compresses may help. If allergic in origin antihistamines may help. If thin skin from aging, then coverup may be the main option. Avoid sun/wind.
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