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My eye is red and watery. Should I go to the doctor?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

How long -- getting better or not, is vision affected, is there discharge, pain, how severe.
The causes are many, best to have it checked out.

In brief: Depends

How long -- getting better or not, is vision affected, is there discharge, pain, how severe.
The causes are many, best to have it checked out.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Theodore Wu
You can try using artificial tears, such as Theratears, every 2 hours for a day. If the redness persists, then call you local ophthalmologist.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Conjunctivitis

Red watery eyes usually is from conjunctivitis, which can be caused by bacterial infections, viral infections, allergies, and irritants.
Lack of improvement, worsening symptoms, blurred vision, or pain are all symptoms that warrant a visit to your doctor.

In brief: Conjunctivitis

Red watery eyes usually is from conjunctivitis, which can be caused by bacterial infections, viral infections, allergies, and irritants.
Lack of improvement, worsening symptoms, blurred vision, or pain are all symptoms that warrant a visit to your doctor.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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