Eyes can turn red when the blood vessels in the eye become swollen or irritated due to dry air, dust, bacteria or to much exposure to the sun. Infections can also cause red eyes accompanied by pain, discharge and changes in vision.
HOW IS RED EYES DIAGNOSED?
Some cases of Red Eyes are not serious, while others require emergency attention. Ophthalmologist may evaluate all your symptoms and ask you question of any recent trauma or strain to eyes. A test for allergies may be prescribed to find the cause of redness.
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 caused due to illnesses such as glaucoma and should be diagnosed and treated immediately.