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 have redness in one of my eyes, irritation, and sensitivity. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have developed significant redness redness in one of my eyes; also, there is irritation and sensitivity. It is not conjunctivitis, as I had it before and was told it was an allergy and was prescribed Chlorsig eye drops. In the affected eye, there are two areas where the redness is pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. There is redness and raised blood vessels in the eye (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is a pterygium that is caused due to exposure to UV (ultraviolet rays) rays and dust. The antibiotic eye drop will not help in t...  Read Full »

My eyes have been red for ten days, and I am experiencing viral conjunctivitis symptoms. What should I do?

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 ther...  Read Full »

Are eye redness and irritation due to accidental exposure to dog's ear drops dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, I accidentally used my dog's ear drops in my eyes. My eyes started burning and are red. I immediately washed it with water, and now I feel better, and the redness is also somewhat gone. Should I be worried? Kindly suggest your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Gopal Damani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It may cause a stinging and burning sensation in the eye. A thorough eye wash is to be done. If there is any blurring then consult your ophthalmologist immediately to rule out corneal involvement in the form of epithe...  Read Full »

I have redness and an infection in my left eye that did not improve with eye drops. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have redness in my left eye, and it looks infected. I have tried eye drops. But there is no effect, and I think I need an antibiotic.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are many causes of redness, like infection, allergy, or dryness. Without proper eye examination, we cannot be sure if this redness is due to infection or something else. Kindly share a photo of the eye for better evaluation. If you just want the name of the antib...  Read Full »

Are bacterial conjunctivitis and blepharitis related?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with blepharitis. I also have seborrhoeic dermatitis (perhaps rosacea), which has significantly improved. Recently, I got very bad allergy symptoms. My eyes and nose became extremely itchy, causing me to sneeze a lot. This morning when I woke up, I had trouble opening ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is nothing but common bacterial conjunctivitis. Since you have blepharitis, you are more likely to get conjunctivitis. Also, blepharitis, in turn, is related to seborrho...  Read Full »

Why do I have itching and redness in the eye when I wake up in the morning?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had itchy eyes when I wake in the morning and look inflamed. Also, on rubbing, my eyes become red. Sometimes, the itching would persist for the whole day. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the symptoms, it could be dry eye with allergic conjunctivitis, for which I suggest Eye drop Relub (Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulate) or any lubricating drop available at 0.5 percent four times a day for two weeks. Hot fomentati...  Read Full »

Can I have redness in the eye and headache from to shifting to high-powered glasses?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got a new high-power glass. After using it I have started to experience redness in the eye and headache. What could be the reason? Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When you shift to new high-powered glasses, it will take time for the eyes to get adjusted to them and if in case you are using glasses for the first time then it will take more time than usual. But headache and redness may be a sign that the eyes are not getting adju...  Read Full »

When exposed to bright lights, can contact lenses cause red and watery eyes?

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 doing the following: Kindly use 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. Regard...  Read Full »

My mother has redness in her eyes without itching or pain. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has redness in her eyes on the white area. She neither has itching nor pain. What could have caused it? It looks like a bloodshot.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This may be due to subconjunctival hemorrhage (rupture of tiny blood vessels under the transparent layer of the eye). I suggest you to use, Refresh Liquigel Eye Drops (Carboxy Methyl Cellulose) - 4 times a day for two weeks. Tablet Limcee (Vitamin C ) - 500 mg - 1 tabl...  Read Full »

A 10-year-old boy I know has redness and itching in the eye; what might be the reason?

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 ...  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 after ...  Read Full »

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