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Why Does My Eye Make Noise When I Rub It
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. ...Read more
Redness reliever: There is no automatic red out drops. Some over-the-counter drops can provide temporary relief though. You need to see any eye doctor to determine the underlying cause of the eye redness so it can be properly treated. ...Read more
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 teardrops. 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Avoid irritants: Eyes get red because of irritation. So, you could try to avoid things like smoking or being in smoky places, avoid dry or dirty places, don't use eye make up, and get plenty of rest. If all that doesn't work, you may just have to use eye drops. ...Read more
Been waking up with crusty/sticky stuff in the eyes for more than a week. Should i be concerned? No redness. Discharge during day.
Edematous eyes w/ pain and a little redness. Can't recall of eating anything unusual or being allergic to anything. This was sudden. What could it b?
My 18 month old son has had redness on the inside corner of his eyes for more than a week. It's only the insides of his eyes. He is also rubbing them.
Eye redness: If the redness does not subside within a day or two without the make up and contact lenses you may require specific eye drops to help this clear up. ...Read more
Dryness: Likely your eyes are dry if outdoors in high altitude because of low humidity. The redness is due to the irritation provoked by the low humidity environment. Try artificial teardrops to soothe the ocular surface and to help them recovery faster. Remember to wear sunglasses outside too, as there tends to be more uv associated ocular irritation, in addition to the protective effects of screening. ...Read more
Need an eye exam: It is really not safe to ask for a diagnosis without having a proper exam. Your symptoms could be anything from allergy to thyroid related eye disease. Without a proper evaluation, you are not helping yourself. I hope you find the right physician to explain your symptoms. ...Read more
No: Conjunctivitis is defined as inflammation of the conjunctiva. One of the principle markers of inflammation is redness caused by dilation of the blood vessels. Therefore, all forms of conjunctivitis have varying degrees of associated redness. However, not all redness is caused by conjunctivitis. For example, a broken blood vessel can cause redness but is not caused by inflammation. ...Read more
Several things: Irritation from chemicals, allergies or rubbing. Infection can cause red eyes. The chemistry is an inflammtory respones that causes increased blood flow to the area. The triggers as mentioned can be different, ranging from antibiotics to antiinflammtories to cool compresses. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Tired/dry: Prolonged visual activities often lead to fatigue, dryness, and blurry vision. Sometimes eye strain results in headaches. Give yourself a break and look away from the monitor, use some artificial teardrops for eye irritation. Better yet, limit the amount of TV viewing you do. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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