Red Eyes is a medical condition in which the eyes are red and swollen in most cases. Red eyes are usually due to an allergy or eye fatigue. Red eyes are also caused due to lack of sleep or overuse of eyes. Symptoms are:
• Reddish eyes
• Swelling of eyes
• Feeling the presence of dust in eyes
• Pain or irritation in eyes
• Sensitivity to light
• Irritation while wearing contact lenses
HOW IS RED EYES DIAGNOSED?
An ophthalmologist would examine your eye and determine the cause of the redness based on your symptoms.
HOW IS RED EYES TREATED?
Mild symptoms of red eyes caused due to eye strain or sleeplessness can be treated through home treatments like cold compress and resting eyes. In case of allergy related issues, the cause of allergy needs to be treated. Washing of eyes with saline solution also helps wash out allergens.
DID YOU KNOW?
Red eyes can be an indicator of serious problem such as blepharitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, scleritis, or acute glaucoma.