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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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?
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