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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely ss stated: It would be difficult to explain why closing your eyes would make them red. More likelywhile sleeping your eyes are open slightly, allowing exposure which causes dryness in can make them red. Using an artificial tear, in ointment form before bed, or napping may help. If not, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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?
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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