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Red Eye - What Causes It?

Dr. Poonam Jain 84% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Jaipur
Red Eye - What Causes It?

While red bloodshot eyes may look worrisome at first sight, it is not a cause for concern all the time. There are benign, short-lasting bouts that will disappear on their own to serious medical reasons that could require intervention.

Listed below are some common causes and ways to manage red eyes :

1) Conjunctivitis

The most common cause of red or pink eye is conjunctivitis- infection of the membrane covering the sclera. The blood vessels are irritated and give the eye a red hue. This is contagious and very common in children, needs to be treated with antibiotic drops based on the cause.

2) Allergy

Be it pollen, dust, dander, or some chemicals, the eyes could be sensitive to it and get inflamed and take on a red colour. This can be treated with a combination of prevention by avoiding exposure to the allergen (which causes the allergy) and some antihistamine drops if required.

3) Contact lenses

Extended or improper use of contact lenses is the main reason for red eyes in contact lens users. There is reduced lubrication, increased accumulation of dust and microbes if the lens are not removed at frequent intervals. Removal of the lens and visit to the doctor are important for managing this.

4) Computer Vision Syndrome

With people spending a large amount of time staring at computer screens and tablets and phone screens, the dryness in the eyes increases, thereby leading to red eyes. The reduced blinking when working on computers also affects the condition.  It is therefore very important to take conscious breaks to stare away from the monitors and use special glasses if required. In some cases, eye drops may also be required.

5) Occupational Hazard

For people working outdoors, conditions such as dust, heat, smoke, and dry air increase the chances of red eyes. Reducing exposure as much as possible and use of protective eyewear is extremely essential.

6) Dry Eye Syndrome

The tear glands produce a constant source of lubrication for the eyes and also cleanse the eyes from the minute dust particles and other irritants. For various reasons, the tears produced may not be sufficient and can lead to red eyes. Artificial tear substitute could be used for managing this.

Some benign reasons like swimming, smoking, lack of sleep, pregnancy, common cold also produce bloodshot eyes.

On the other hand, corneal ulcer, uveitis, ocular herpes, glaucoma, and other medical conditions could also lead to red eyes. 

If it persists for more than 2 days, is painful, associated with discharge or sensitivity to light, it is important to seek medical help, especially if associated with injury or trauma. If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult.'
 

When I am drinking alcohol my face and my eyes become red what will be the reason?

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 91% (11221 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
When I am drinking alcohol my face and my eyes become red what will be the reason?
Alcohol can also change other reactions in the body, including blood pressure, core body temperature, and skin. ... The alcohol flush reaction:For many people, a glass of wine or pint of beer can cause flushing in the face, and the more the person drinks, the redder their skin becomes and the puffier their eyes get.
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Hmare child Ke eyes me kuchh problem hai or red v hai jaise kuchh chubh rha ho dekhne me problem hota h aankhe fadna pdta hai.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 89% (6335 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Hmare child Ke eyes me kuchh problem hai or red v hai jaise kuchh chubh rha ho dekhne me problem hota h aankhe fadna ...
Use allergic problem ya power related problem ho sakta haii, AP ek eye specialist ko dikhaiye, check up ka jarurat haii.
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I am having red eyes, what should I use, they are a bit itchy and I use desktop as I am an employee, suggest me quickly.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 89% (28275 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am having red eyes, what should I use, they are a bit itchy and I use desktop as I am an employee, suggest me quickly.
Yu have allergy to dust and use goggles and reduce the brightness of PC monitor and do not look at monitor for too long and give rest to the eyes every 15 minutes by looking at a far object and washing the eyes
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I am 21 years old male and have red my eyes every time and also came water from my eyes. So I purchased teradox plus eyedrop! Is it good for me?

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (15813 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 21 years old male and have red my eyes every time and also came water from my eyes. So I purchased teradox plus ...
Better use Euphrasia eye drops. If you don't feel better with it than consult opthalmologist for eye check up.
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One of my eye is red. I can clearly see everything, and has some less pain I don't know what's the reason may be due to swimming or any cause. Could you advise me if there is any problem.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (15813 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
One of my eye is red. I can clearly see everything, and has some less pain I don't know what's the reason may be due ...
If you go for swimming then most chances of it being conjunctivitis. Take proper treatment by consulting.
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I'm 17 years old and I wear contact lenses. I have mild swelling in my right eye followed by redness, yellow discharge, and blurred vision. Is there any recommended eye drops or ointment?

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (15813 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I'm 17 years old and I wear contact lenses. I have mild swelling in my right eye followed by redness, yellow discharg...
Euphrasia eye drops can be helpful to you. You can consult opthalmologist if symptoms will not be relieved.
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My daughter is 16 years old. She has eye itching and sometimes red eyes. Shall I use itone drops.

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 91% (11221 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My daughter is 16 years old. She has eye itching and sometimes red eyes. Shall I use itone drops.
Soak a towel or washcloth in cold water or refrigerate a damp cloth or eye pillow. Then lie down with the compress across your eyes to let the coolness reduce swelling. Try allergy eye drops. Ogbogu suggests trying an over-the-counter eye drop made to soothe itchy, swollen eyes caused by allergies.
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I am 27 years old female. Since last few days, I am suffering from watery and itchy eyes and both eyes become red after I wake up. Can you suggest any effective OTC eye drop?- I have normal eye sight.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 89% (28275 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am 27 years old female. Since last few days, I am suffering from watery and itchy eyes and both eyes become red aft...
over-the-counter drops, decongestants and antihistamines: Opcon-A, Naphcon-A, Visine-A. prescription eye drops with antihistamines: Lastacaft.
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My eyes are paining a lot abd its becoming red if I use mobile or computers. If I see anything little breathing my eyes will start to pain. And I'm working in a multimedia company and I'm using computer for 7 hour continually and sleeping at 2 am to 11 am. I think due to this problem.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (15813 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My eyes are paining a lot abd its becoming red if I use mobile or computers. If I see anything little breathing my ey...
First check your eyes for any pathology. Wash your eyes with cold water during office hours and take a break inbetween work. Use euphrasia eye drops. If you don't feel better than consult me through lybrate for Homoeopathic treatment and further guidance
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