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Redness In Eyes

The eyes become red when the tiny blood vessels in the eye get swollen or irritated. The common causes of redness in the eyes are dry air, sun exposure, allergy, infection, dust, sneezing, and coughing. Some of the severe conditions that cause this are glaucoma, eye injury, scratched cornea, and bleeding problems.

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I am having symptoms of viral conjunctivitis. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I think I have viral conjunctivitis. My eyes have been red for ten days and have worsened. I also had flu or cold. I consulted a general physician online and got prescribed antibiotic eyedrops, but they are not working. I also take a few medications for my autoimmune conditions. I take ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would like to know a few details about your symptoms. Are there any itching or burning sensations? Do you experience blurred vision? Is your pain radiating to the back of the head? What kind of auto-immune condition do you have? Is there ...  Read Full »

My eyes always appear red and bloodshot, but do not hurt. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My eyes always appear to be red and bloodshot. They do not hurt and are not watery. I wear glasses that are getting old. What could be the cause?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, We welcome you to icliniq family. I understand your concern. There are many causes for redness of eyes like allergy, infection, inflammation, dry eyes, etc. If redness and itching are present it may be due to allergy. Redness along with pain, watery eyes, and decreased vision may be due to...  Read Full »

My eyes become red and watery when I do not use eye drops. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old man. Actually, my diastolic BP is always between 89 to 90 mmHg, and my systolic BP is in the range of 127 to 130 mmHg. Now, my BP is 130/90 mmHg. I do not go for blood tests because I am not ready to undergo them. Actually, I am using eye drops daily for my eyes because...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry. I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, I believe you have developed an acute glaucoma of both eyes. I suggest you visit a nearby hospital to see an ophthalmologist to check your eye pressure. B...  Read Full »

I have eye redness and itchiness from several days. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have eye redness and itchiness for several days. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is there any pus stained discharge, especially in the morning on waking up? Is your vision normal? How much is the pain? Start Moxifloxacin eye drop six times a day for seven days. FML (Fluorometholone) eye drops three times a day for seven days. Ocupol eye ointment ...  Read Full »

My son is 8 years old and has a red eye without itching. Which eye drops should we use?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 8 years old and has a red eye. There is no pus, no itching, just a very red white of the eye. There is no history of injury to the eyes. He has never had an allergy before. We tried the eye drops Ciprolet, but these drops did not help him. Please, give me your recommendation ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. There are many causes for the redness of eyes mainly allergy, infection, inflammation, and dry eyes. 1. Redness and itching may be due to allergy. 2. Redness, pain, watering, and decreased vision are due to infec...  Read Full »

Why is there eye redness with pain and headache in uveitis patient?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a uveitis patient. Although my uveitis is under control and vision is good. But from the last three days due to the climate change may be or may be due to the late night sleep and excessive use of laptop whatever cause is, I am having headache and redness along with little bit pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For simple allergic conjunctivitis, you can use over-the-counter lubricants, like 0.5 % Carboxymethylcellulose acetate. They usually settle down on their own and will not cause any harm to the eyes. But an allergy on itself will not cause any pain. I recommend that y...  Read Full »

When exposed to bright lights, my eyes are red and watery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am wearing contact lenses of -2.5 on both eyes. Since last week, whenever I get exposed to bright light (both indoor and outdoor), my eyelids get closed, and it is hard to get it open for a while, which makes eyes more reddish and watery. I have not consulted any doctor, but I have been...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This could be dryness associated with contact lens use. I suggest you try use pf contact lens for a specific duration (8 hours a day). Cold compresses. Use lubricating eye drops frequently, like Systane Ultra. I hope this will help you. Regards.   Read Full »

Why does my son have redness and itching in his eye?

Query: Hello doctor, A 10 year old boy I know seems to have an eye allergy. The redness of the eyes started when he was eight. He rubs his eyes as they itch him, especially during sunset and before bedtime. His eyesight has been examined and found to be normal. His uncle, 32 years old, had the same issue a...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandrashekhar Kale

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) do suggest that he is suffering from allergic conjunctivitis. It is treated with steroid eye drops and anti allergic eyedrops and lubricating eye drops. But, the dose has to be titrated by an eye doctor afte...  Read Full »

My left eye has been red for a week. Please assist.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old male, weighing 167 pounds. My left eye has been red for the past six or seven days. In the morning, there is some discharge in the eye, and I also have a slight itchiness in my left eye.Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. There are several causes for the redness of the eyes, primarily allergy, infection, inflammation, and dry eyes, among others.Redness and itching can be due to allergy.Redness, pain, watering, and decreased vision can be due to infection.Redness...  Read Full »

May I know whether red and swollen eye with blurry vision indicate pink eye?

Query: Hi doctor, My right eye is stinging with blurry vision. It is red and a bit swollen. I am experiencing the above every day. Do I have pink eye?  Read Full »

Dr. Skandha Harshita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears as conjunctivitis, and it is of two types. They are bacterial and viral. A slit lamp examination is required to differentiate them. As these symptoms are present for a few ho...  Read Full »

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