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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Please suggest some herbal medicine to cure sore eyes.

Query: Hi doctor, What is a sore eye? Is there any herbal medicine that can cure sore eyes?  Read Full »

Dr. Swati Totla

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The first thing is, you have to check your eyesight. If it is normal, then this problem is because of some allergy or maybe because of the heat. Sore eye means eyes become dry and red because of less lubrication (less production of tears). I recommend the following pro...  Read Full »

What causes redness in the sclera of an 8-month-old kid?

Query: Hi doctor, My 8-month-old son has redness on the corner of his eye on the sclera (white part of the eye). It looks cloudy in that area as well. I went to the eye clinic one week ago and was asked to apply to Chlortralim for one week. It has still not cured. Please let me know if this looks serious.  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern since it has been a week since his treatment was started. From the photo you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity) there appears to be an inflammation which might either be Episcleritis or phlyctenular conjunctivitis. T...  Read Full »

How to cure redness in eyes?

Query: My 4 yr old daughter had her right eye turned red a week ago. A blow up image taken by my phone showed a little like abrasion. Because of fear of COVID pandemic, I could not rich to a hospital. So, as a primary measure, I resorted on eyewash (REFRESH, sodium carboxymethylcellulose), thrice daily whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. Sorry to hear about your daughter's condition. I had a look at the two photos you sent. While I agree the first photo looked like a corneal abrasion, the second photo was too blurred to appreciate the bubble you mentioned. Ideally an abrasion even that large should hav...  Read Full »

What could cause painful and swollen red eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have red-eye, and watery fluid comes out of it. The eyelids are swollen on both top and bottom, and it is painful.  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for your query. I understand your concern. I have a few questions to help come to a diagnosis. How many days since this occurred? Was it sudden or developed over some time, like a couple of days? Is there any sticky yellow discharge? Is there any sensatio...  Read Full »

How to manage redness in the eye?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is a 50-year-old female who is 5.3 feet tall and weighs about 63 kg. She has been experiencing redness in her right eye for the last three months. She visited a doctor who said that the redness would go away in a couple of weeks on its own, but it gets a little better and then ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shraddha Sureka

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems that your mother has bleeding in the right eye. It can happen repeatedly. Please note if your mother has a cough, straining while passing urine or stool. If needed, they need to be treated. We also need to check her blood pressure; if that increases, that co...  Read Full »

Can contact lenses cause conjunctivitis?

Query: I started to develop an issue after wearing contact lenses. I am an occasional wearer (typically 2-3x per week) and wear monthly’s. Over the last month, any time I have worn my contacts I wake up with redness/conjunctivitis in my left eye. I have worn contacts 1x a week this month and it has ...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query, How many years have you been wearing contact lenses? If it's been a long time, over a span of 10 yrs or so, you will likely start to develop intolerance to lenses. The protein deposits that accumulate on the lenses can cause a reaction on the undersurface of the eyelids...  Read Full »

How to treat my red eyes and make it white?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 16-year-old boy. I have a problem with my eyes, and I had this problem for a very long time. I do not remember when it started. It is gradually becoming worse and worse. They have been red as far as I can recall. They are red throughout the day, even though I drink enough and usu...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Red eyes could be due to many factors. Do you have any other systemic symptoms like neck pain, other joint problems, dry mouth, and skin rashes? Do your eyes burn, itch, water, or become crusty in the morning? Some people have more sensitiv...  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

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Is there any pus stained discharge, especially in the morning on waking up? 2. Is your vision normal? 3. How much is the pain? 4. Start Moxifloxacin eye drop six times a day for seven days. 5. FML (Fluorometholone) eye drops three times a day for seven days. ...  Read Full »

What causes a red line in the eye of a baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10 months old baby boy got a red line in his right eye. Please give a solution for this. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Unfortunately, the photo is not very clear. If you can upload a better one with a front view, I would be able to make out better. A little more history is required too. You mentioned it is there for one month. Does this happen every day? Is the eye-watering? Doe...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicines for bloodshot eyes.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has a bloodshot eye for a several days already and it is getting worse. We tried to use some drops, but that does not help. What we should do? He said that his vision has become blurred.  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha

General Practitioner, Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Has he suffered any trauma or any systemic history of any illness? Please send some pictures if possible to help. Revert back with the photos to an eye care ophthalmologist online -->  Read Full »

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