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Acute Red Eye - How Best It Can Be Managed?

Asg Eye Hospital 87% (10 ratings)
ABC
Ophthalmologist, Jodhpur
Acute Red Eye - How Best It Can Be Managed?

A red eye is one of the first and most common symptoms of conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inner side of the eyelid. It is usually the result of a viral infection and can easily spread from one person to another. Conjunctivitis can also be a symptom of STDs like gonorrhea or Chlamydia. In newborns, conjunctivitis can be vision threatening while in grownups it is not considered a serious health risk. 

The symptoms of conjunctivitis differ according to the cause of the infection. Some common symptoms of conjunctivitis are:
*  Green or white discharge from the eye
*  Redness of the white part of the eye
*  Inflammation of the eye lid
*  Waking up to crusted yellow discharge
*  Itchiness and burning in the eyes
*  Increased sensitivity to light
*  Blurred vision


An eye examination and testing a sample of the fluid secreted by the eye can be used to diagnose conjunctivitis.  It can easily be treated at home and does not require hospitalization. Antibiotics are often given in the form of eye drops and ointments to treat conjunctivitis. These usually need to be applied 3-4 times a day for a period of 5-6 days. Wash your eyes before putting the eye drops. Once applied, close your eyes and roll the eyeball around to distribute the medicine and keep it from overflowing out of the eye. Wash your hands immediately after applying the eye drops.

Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious. If you are suffering from it, you should take a few days off work and restrict your social interactions. Wash your hands frequently as you may unconsciously rub your eyes. This is especially important with regards to meals and finger foods. Also, avoid sharing towels, pillow cases etc to minimize the transmission of the disease from one person to another.  
Avoid using makeup while being treated for conjunctivitis. With conjunctivitis, the eye is more sensitive to irritants and thus a speck of makeup can worsen the situation. Also avoid contacts. If you wear contacts regularly, dispose the current set and start using a fresh set after your doctor gives you a clean chit. 

Artificial tears or non prescription eye drops can also be used to relieve the itchiness and burning in the infected eye. If only one eye had been affected by conjunctivitis, do not use the same eye drop bottle for both eyes.

Dear doctors please suggest the medicines redness eye due to ball hit please suggest to overcome.

H Khaiginthang 88% (37 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Churachandpur
Dear doctors please suggest the medicines redness eye due to ball hit please suggest to overcome.
Take Arnica montana 30/2 doses (once daily for two days). On the 3rd day take symphytum 30/2 doses (once daily for two days).
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Whenever I drive bike dust particles and smoke makes my eyes red, itching and irrita. My eyes feel like hassasment. please help Doctor.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 89% (4593 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Whenever I drive bike dust particles and smoke makes my eyes red, itching and irrita. My eyes feel like hassasment. p...
U should wear biker sunglass which will protect u from this,,wear full covered helmet which also helps u,,,wash ur eyes frequently with normal water
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Sir, My son is suffering from eye redness and itching from about one years. Doctor Says that it is a allergic conjunctivitis. He is taking continue eye drops but it is only less when takes drops and again some conditions display.

Dr. Jatin Soni 92% (37427 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir, My son is suffering from eye redness and itching from about one years. Doctor Says that it is a allergic conjunc...
Few tips- avoid any triggering factor, take folicacid regularly, eat a healthy diet, always be stress free , exercise regularly and use a spectacle as per refractive error
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Bloodshot Eyes - Know The Reasons Behind Them!

Dr. Rajesh Shah 86% (11 ratings)
M.S
Ophthalmologist, Ahmedabad
Bloodshot Eyes - Know The Reasons Behind Them!

The term red eye, medically referring to subconjunctival hemorrhage, means different things to different people. For people who travel a lot, it is likely to mean a flight on which sleep is impossible and thus, resulting in them having red eyes. But what can the other causes of red eyes be?

Believe it or not, there can be up to 35 possible reasons for it! Also, it is not really true that all these reasons are related to each other. The causes may range from allergies to cluster headaches to an eyelid which has turned inward or even glaucoma, which has led to a poor flow of blood to the eyes.



Common causes of a red eye
The conditions which lead to red eyes can affect a person at various stages of life. So, this provides everyone with a need to know and be aware of what can cause trouble when it comes to one’s eyes. The severity of the causes can vary quite widely. For instance, a minor worry such as a dry eye syndrome (which does not cause a permanent loss of vision in almost all cases) or common eye infections such as conjunctivitis have also immense potential to result in red eyes. In fact, this is known to be a medical emergency and a patient should be rushed to a doctor!

  • Sometimes a regular cold and flu leads to sinus infection, which eventually causes red eyes.
  • When it comes to the allergic causes of red eyes, some people do react negatively to certain drugs such as penicillin and codeine, which in turn might result in red eyes. In a case like this, it is important to call the doctor and ask not only what is to be done, but also what alternatives to be used.
  • We would not be able to see if it were not for the cornea, which allows light to enter our eyes. Sometimes, there are ulcers which form on it. This mostly happens due to an infection, possibly as a result of wearing one’s contact lenses for too long at a stretch or due to an injury.
  • Viral infections are also a possibility. Treatment requires the timely use of eye drops and some medicines. One of the more common causes today is often referred to as the computer vision syndrome, where a person stares at a computer screen for long and uninterrupted hours.
  • Something which has gained notoriety recently is Ebola, which is another cause. While it is rare, it is fatal, in most cases. So, quite expectedly, it is an emergency and red eyes are a symptom, which should help early detection.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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What Can Be The Possible Signs Behind Bloodshot Eyes ?

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Certificate Course In Contact Lens Dispensing, DNB - Opthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Vadodara
What Can Be The Possible Signs Behind Bloodshot Eyes ?

Bloodshot eyes indicate the reddening of the eye vessels. They can cause irritation and make the eye swollen. The condition may arise due to allergies, eye infections, allergies, fatigue and other illness of the eye. It does not signify a disease but indicates an eye condition which might have caused the eye to redden. Bloodshot eyes can be encountered in one or both the eyes.

Causes of Bloodshot Eyes:

One of the frequent causes of bloodshot eyes is irritants such as dry air, pollen, pet dander, dust and UV rays of the sun. Shortage of sleep also tends to make the eyes red. Inflammations of the eye can also make them red giving a bloodshot appearance. It can even happen with people who wear contact lens for more than 16 hours without soaking it in the disinfectant. At times excessive dryness can make the eyes red. Some other reasons for the eye to become red include conjunctivitis, blepharitis, glaucoma and corneal ulcer. Another concerning reason of bloodshot eyes is a subconjunctival haemorrhage. While the latter is not dangerous in nature, it can cause significant trouble if proper care is not taken on time.

Symptoms of Red Eyes:

Some of the common signs of bloodshot eyes include watery eyes, foreign sensation, burning feeling, dermatitis, falling of eye lashes, light sensitivity, swollen eyelid, itching of the eye and feeling of irritation of the eye.

The Complications Involved:

In most of the cases, bloodshot eyes do not imply serious complications. In case it happens from conjunctivitis, a person may not be able to go to work, wear cosmetics and come in public places since it is a communicable disease. If bloodshot eyes arise from a serious condition such as glaucoma and trauma, some of the possible complications may involve the following:

  1. Eye scarring

  2. Vision loss due to complete blindness

  3. Spreading of the existing condition to other persons

  4. Eye loss in severe cases

Preventive Measures:

Bloodshot eyes might arise from an array of reasons. While it cannot be totally dodged, some general preventive measures can ensure that such a condition does not arise:

  1. Keeping hands clean by thoroughly washing them with liquid soap

  2. Not sharing personal belongings such as washcloths, linen, and cosmetics

  3. Get immediate medical attention in case of any eye injuries

  4. Stay away from an environment that is full of allergens

  5. Staying away from people who are suffering from infectious eye diseases such as conjunctivitis

  6. Taking a shower immediately after getting in touch with an infected person suffering from conjunctivitis

  7. Wearing eye glasses in a dusty environment

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My eyes are red burning and watery. every time water come from eyes what should I do for this.

Dr. Gummadavelli Srinivas 90% (256 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery , MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
My eyes are red burning and watery. every time water come from eyes what should I do for this.
Avoid going outside in dust or take precautions like using googles of good quality. Wash your eyes with cold water frequently. Don't strain eyes in watching TV and using system for prolonged time. Ayurvedic medicine - Mahatriphala ghrita-1 spoon with 1cup of lukewarm desicowmilk twice a day wiil also help.
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When I taken brandy eyes are red showing breathe also troubling. And blindly feel.

Dr. Jatin Soni 92% (37427 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
When I taken brandy eyes are red showing breathe also troubling. And blindly feel.
It is due to increase stimulus to your parasympathetic nervous system and so before drinking brandy just make sure to have a normal Bp along with normal pulse rate
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Sir whenever I am bathing on my forehead my eyes getting reddish one sided sleeping also eyes getting reddish sir? But last 4-5 day its happening with me but I don't what this after taking tab ockacet & ciplox drops at night with niciplus its normal please suggest any medicines sir?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 92% (25310 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Sir whenever I am bathing on my forehead my eyes getting reddish one sided sleeping also eyes getting reddish sir? Bu...
There may be allergen in the water you use for bathing and try changing water. Also boil and cool it before using for bath
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Sir, For last 4-5 days my eyes getting reddish & water coming out after taking tablet ockaset daily night &ciplox drops its come down but every morning when I am going to job at 9.00 am its get reddish why I don t now after noon evening its comes again down please suggest me any medicines.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 89% (4593 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Sir, For last 4-5 days my eyes getting reddish & water coming out after taking tablet ockaset daily night &ciplox dro...
It's allergic reaction, may be due to heat I think, as your going in heat and when coming heat is reduced So that may be the cause ,You need to visit a eye specialist for this purpose.
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