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I started getting eye redness a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Depends on the cause
Improvement from redness depends on the cause of the problem in the first place.
Redness caused by bleeding on the white of the eye (subconjunctival hemorrhage) may take weeks to disappear, while allergic red eyes can be treated within a few days. Redness is a sign of inflammation, and it is telling you that something needs to be treated. See an eye doctor as soon as possible.

In brief: Depends on the cause
Improvement from redness depends on the cause of the problem in the first place.
Redness caused by bleeding on the white of the eye (subconjunctival hemorrhage) may take weeks to disappear, while allergic red eyes can be treated within a few days. Redness is a sign of inflammation, and it is telling you that something needs to be treated. See an eye doctor as soon as possible.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Possibly
Red eyes can come from superficial bleeding, allergy, infection, or inflammatory disease of the inside of the eye.
Symptoms requiring evaluation by your ophthalmologist include pain, lowered vision, light sensitivity and pus seeping out from the lids. If none of these are present you probably have subconjunctival hemorrhage or viral infection and can wait several days for clearing.

In brief: Possibly
Red eyes can come from superficial bleeding, allergy, infection, or inflammatory disease of the inside of the eye.
Symptoms requiring evaluation by your ophthalmologist include pain, lowered vision, light sensitivity and pus seeping out from the lids. If none of these are present you probably have subconjunctival hemorrhage or viral infection and can wait several days for clearing.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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