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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?

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 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