Bloodshot eyes appear red because the vessels at the surface of the white portion of the eye (sclera) become swollen. Vessels may swell due to:
Too much sun exposure
Dust or other particles in the eye
Eye infections or inflammation can cause redness as well as possible itching
, discharge, pain
, or vision problems. Other causes of eye redness
or allergies, Acute glaucoma
, Corneal scratches: Injuries caused by sand, dust, or overuse of contact lenses.
Sometimes, a bright red spot, called a subconjunctival hemorrhage, will appear on the white of the eye. This often happens after straining or coughing
, which causes a broken blood vessel on the surface of the eye. Most often, there is no pain and your vision is normal. It is almost never a serious problem. Because the blood leaks into the conjunctiva, which is clear, you cannot wipe or rinse the blood away. Like a bruise
, the red spot will go away within a week or two.
- Try to rest your eyes if redness is due to fatigue
or eye strain. No other treatment is needed.
- Wash your hands, hold clean water in your hand, keep your eyes closer to the water and wash the eyes by blinking the eyelids frequently in the held water in hand. Repeat it for 3-4 times again.
- Avoid watching T.V., working on computer or mobile, reading.
- In case there is itching, use a clean napkin or a tissue to wipe the tears and cleaning the eyelids gently.
Take homoeopathic medicines - Schwabe’s Belladonna 30 and Euphrasia 30 - both thrice daily for 4 days. Use Euphrasia Eye drops twice daily. Revert back thereafter.