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Why do my eyes turn red?

Why do my eyes turn red?

Increased blood flow: Because the surface of the sclera (the white part of your eye) is thin & translucent it appears red when blood flow is increased. Blood flow increases to the cornea with infection, irritation, or allergy. It also increases with autoimmune diseases affecting the eyes. Persistent redness of the eye, especially in the presence of pain or eye discharge, requires a doctor's prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes turn red when I close them and lay down?

Why do my eyes turn red when I close them and lay down?

Red eyes: It is possible this could be related to a change in tear secretion. Seeing an ophthalmologist to assess this and decide if drops are indicated would be in order. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes turn red after i take my sunglasses off?

Why do my eyes turn red after i take my sunglasses off?

Depends: It really depends on how long it takes to become red and where you are when you take the sunglasses off. For example, if you are outdoors, and it happens rather fast, then your eyes may be dry, and the sunglasses were protecting the eyes from drying up. Regardless, something is going on with your eyes, and you should see your eye md for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes turn red after sleeping 8 hours?

Why do my eyes turn red after sleeping 8 hours?

Simple to diagnose: While i can't be sure without examining you, a likely cause could be that your eyes are simply drying out while your sleeping. Many people actually don't close their eyes completely when sleeping....Ask someone to check while you are sleeping. There is another cause related to older corneas that get swollen with prolonged sleep, but this is a more complicated diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes turn red after a work-out? White area of the eye turns red.

Why do my eyes turn red after a work-out? White area of the eye turns red.

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

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Why do my eyes turn red and watery when I use makeup or eye shadow?

Why do my eyes turn red and watery when I use makeup or eye shadow?

Possibilities: You might be having an irritant reaction or you could be having an allergic reaction. Visit an allergist in your area to discuss this issue. They might recommend patch testing to identify if you have a sensitivity to an ingredient in the makeup. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes burn and turn red in certain environments?

Why do my eyes burn and turn red in certain environments?

Irritation: The environment is filled with things that can irritate your eyes. Dry eyes (insufficient tears) can make these things cause more irritation as they are not rinsed from the surface of the eyes. Some specific things bother some people and not other people. Allergies are an example of these. The hallmark of allergy is eye itch. Avoid your irritants - see your doctor if this is not enough. ...Read more

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I got hit with a ball on the side of my face near the eye and my eye turn red, after a few hour the redness is reduce. should i still go to doc?

I got hit with a ball on the side of my face near the eye and my eye turn red, after a few hour the redness is reduce. should i still go to doc?

See answer: The eye is protected by being recessed in its boney socket. Generally, if vision is ok and there is no pain it's less likely any serious injury occurred. But to be on the safe side you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my eyes turn red for a bit after i put on my contacts?

Yes: A little irritation and redness can occur with contact lens insertion and this is normal and expected. This should resolve within 10-20 minutes. ...Read more

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Only when I go to church, my eyes turn red, they don't itch or bother me, they just simply turn red, I think it might be the lights, what can I do?

Only when I go to church, my eyes turn red, they don't itch or bother me, they just simply turn red, I think it might be the lights, what can I do?

Try eyedrops: It could be allergies to something at that particular location, or dry air. You could try some lubricating eye drops, or anti-allergy eyedrops (such as ones containing ketotifen). It could also be lack of sleep the night before if you are staying up late. You could ask your optician at your next checkup. ...Read more

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My head pains when i bend down and often my eyes turn red after bending for 3-5 seconds. Whats happening to me?

My head pains when i bend down and often my eyes turn red after bending for 3-5 seconds. Whats happening to me?

Head pain occurring: When the your head is lower than the horizontal plane or below the level of your heart (as a rule of thumb) may be due to fluid in the frontal or maxillary sinuses. This can occur for a variety of reasons (allergic, infectious, etc.) and best evaluated by your primary care provider. The eyes may seem red due to an increase in conjunctival vascular volume from pressure and gravity in that position. ...Read more

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Is this normal that my eyes turn red when I wear my contact lenses for too long?

Is this normal that my eyes turn red when I wear my contact lenses for too long?

Maybe: It could be your eyes telling you they need a break, more common after extended wear or with underlying dryness. It could also be a reaction to solutions or protein buildup on the lenses. You need a thorough exam to diagnose. ...Read more

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When i have an aspirine one hour later i get like terrible asthma attack, very runny nose and my eyes turn red. What's wrong with me?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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When i have an aspirine one hour later i get like terrible asthma attack, very runny nose and my eyes turn red. What's wrong with me?

AERD: Your condition is known as aspirin-exacerbated asthma which is often associated with nasal polyps , chronic sinusitis , and steroid-resistant asthma. This cause is likely from your body being oversensitive to the overproduction of some chemicals induced by aspirin. You must stay off of all NSAIDs except Celebres. If you asthma is difficult to control, consider getting desensitized to aspirin . ...Read more

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My eyes turn red a lot with sore thoat and headache , red veins in mouth is it std?

My eyes turn red a lot with sore thoat and headache , red veins in mouth is it std?

Possible STD: This is a difficult question with a variety of symptoms. Symptoms can be of a strep infection also. But gonococal conjunctivitis, pharyngitis can also give all these symptoms. Should have your throat and eyes cultured asap. The attached picture is of std gonocacal conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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My contacts don't cause my eyes to hurt but they still turn red. Why is this happening?

My contacts don't cause my eyes to hurt but they still turn red. Why is this happening?

Dry eye: Contact do cause the tear film to not lubricate the eye as well as usual. There are contacts that can help with dryness. Use artificial tear drops. ...Read more

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Why is it that your eyes turn red when you smoke weed?

Why is it that your eyes turn red when you smoke weed?

Effect of THC: Thc causes congestion of a number of blood vessels, but the most visible ones are the ones on our conjunctivae, the thin tissue coating the eyes, with have very tiny blood vessels in them. Thc makes them open up with more blood, and causes the eyes to look red, and may be watery. ...Read more

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Does having pinkeye always cause your eyes to turn red?

Does having pinkeye always cause your eyes to turn red?

Not always: Early in the course of pinkeye the white of the eye may not be red, but the lining of the lids will usually be red, there will be increased tears, and/or pus. ...Read more

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Why is it that when someone uses drugs, their eyes turn red?

Why is it that when someone uses drugs, their eyes turn red?

Vasodilation: Many opiate based drugs cause dilation od blood vessel causing the conjunctival vessesl to dilate, making the eye appear red. ...Read more

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What could cause my eyes to turn red after only 2 hours of wearing contacts?

What could cause my eyes to turn red after only 2 hours of wearing contacts?

Many possible reason: There are many reasons. Some are contacts not fitting your eyes properly, allergic reaction, reaction to environmental irritants, giant papillary conjunctivitis. Your eye doctor can help you with this. ...Read more

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My eyes always turn red when it night time(6pm-)its been happening since i was 10 years old and its bothers me a lot,is there something wrong with me?

My eyes always turn red when it night time(6pm-)its been happening since i was 10 years old and its bothers me a lot,is there something wrong with me?

May need eye glasses: Hi Katherine , probably your eyes had been trying to read or seeing far away with difficulty, and accomodate the vision. You should see an eye doctor to check your eyes, maybe you will need glasses. ...Read more