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What does it mean if I have blood shot eyes?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of causes

Red eyes can simply be from dry eye syndrome (common in women, especially peri or post menopausal).
Other causes include eyelid inflammation (blepharitis) or infection.

In brief: Lots of causes

Red eyes can simply be from dry eye syndrome (common in women, especially peri or post menopausal).
Other causes include eyelid inflammation (blepharitis) or infection.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology

In brief: Many things

Eyes get bloodshot in response to inflammation.
The cause of inflammation can be a huge number of things including infection, dryness, misuse of contanct lenses, allergy etc. There is no way to tell what the cause is unless one examines the eye for evidence of what is causing the inflammation. Consult your eye doctor and avoid over the counter treatments other than lubricating drops.

In brief: Many things

Eyes get bloodshot in response to inflammation.
The cause of inflammation can be a huge number of things including infection, dryness, misuse of contanct lenses, allergy etc. There is no way to tell what the cause is unless one examines the eye for evidence of what is causing the inflammation. Consult your eye doctor and avoid over the counter treatments other than lubricating drops.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Dryness

Fatigue lowers the tear flow and causes some eye redness.
As long as your vision is not affected or the eyes do not hurt or have pus in them, then you can wait a few days for it to clear. And get some relief from topical lubricant eyedrops. If persistent then see your ophthalmologist.

In brief: Dryness

Fatigue lowers the tear flow and causes some eye redness.
As long as your vision is not affected or the eyes do not hurt or have pus in them, then you can wait a few days for it to clear. And get some relief from topical lubricant eyedrops. If persistent then see your ophthalmologist.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Michael Mund
Dry eyes can be the result of environment (dry air from winter or air conditioning),heavy computer use, medications, general medical problems such as arthritis or aging. The result can be blurry vision or "sandy" feeling in the eyes. Initial relief can be with artificial tears.If symptoms persist, see an ophthalmologist.
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