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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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pressure & eyes red: The most common cause of eye pressure and redness is dryness of the eyes. Other causes include allergy, eye strain, an infection like conjunctivitis or an orbital process like thyroid related orbitipathy. See your eye doctor to check out these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye drops: As long as redness of eyes is related to crying only (and not connected with allergies, glaucoma etc), you may try any of the otc decongestant eye drops on an "as needed" basis. Delve deeper to find out why you are crying and then hiding it frequently :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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