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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What are the causes for redness in non-functional eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient has blindness in the left eye for the past 35 years. He never removed the eye and kept it for aesthetic reasons. Three weeks ago, the eye started to show redness, and it now looks like it will require surgery. He lives in a third-world country and needs a doctor's professiona...  Read Full »

Dr. Sankaran Mathangee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I looked at your photos (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It looks like your eye is phthisical (non-functional). There might be multiple reasons for the pain in that eye, either raised pressure due to new vessel formation or an infection in the ey...  Read Full »

How to cure redness in eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, My four-old-daughter has her right eye turned red. It has been a week now. A blow-up image was taken by my phone and it shows it as abrasion. Due to pandemics, I am unable to go to hospital. As a primary care, I used Refresh eyedrops thrice daily. She has some improvement in her rednes...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have gone through the sent images. The first image looks like a corneal abrasion and the second one was too blurred and so I was not able to see the bubble. Ideally, an abrasion gets...  Read Full »

Can contact lenses cause conjunctivitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I started to develop an issue after wearing contact lenses. I am an occasional wearer (typically two to three times per week) and wear monthly. Over the last month, whenever I have worn my contacts, I wake up with redness or conjunctivitis in my left eye. I have worn contacts once a week...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

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

Why is my right eye red and painful to touch?

Query: Hi doctor, I have redness in my left eye. After applying pressure on my eyes, I have pain.   Read Full »

Dr. K K Agrawal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A painful red eye can occur due to various causes. I suggest you send detailed information regarding your condition with pictures. Have a follow-up with more details.   Read Full »

My wife and kid have yellowish eye discharge from the morning. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Today morning, my kid 1.5 years old and wife's eyes got stuck with yellow discharge. The top of the eye become slightly red, and the eye seems heavy and tiny little bit. The eyes were cleaned with saline water, and the yellow deposit got cleared. How to avoid further yellow discharge and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms are suggestive of viral conjunctivitis. The other symptoms of viral conjunctivitis include mild lid edema, foreign body sensation, watering, discharge and redness. You can prevent this by using two handkerchiefs (one for each eye), keeping eyes and hand...  Read Full »

Can allergy make your eyes watery, red, and itchy, with dark circles around?

Query: Hi doctor, I have eczema, and I have been taking medications for five years with multiple doctors with no results. Some worked, some did not. The main problem is I have running nose (from 3 years), skin gets round around mouth with black scars, full black rough skin on the neck and for the past six...  Read Full »

Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through all pictures and prescriptions (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The problem that you have is atopic dermatitis. It is a disease that is not an infection, but your immunity will be working abruptly and uncontrollably. Its triggers...  Read Full »

Why am I having redness in both the eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have redness in both the eyes. The doctor suggested Nepalact and Eyemist eye drops but after one month the same problem continues. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the doctor has written the diagnosis as episcleritis, and the drugs given are for allergy. That is why there is no improvement. Kindly discontinue the previous medicines and start t...  Read Full »

Why do I have redness in eyes after using eye shadow?

Query: Hi doctor, Before a few months, I started to have red eyes with dryness. It occurred after using eyeshadow makeup. I flushed my eyes with water but redness still persisted. I visited the doctor and he told me the condition as pink eye. I started using pink eye drops. The problem went away and it ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it does not look like infective conjunctivitis. If it recurs again and again, then you can take a note of it whether it occurs on the days of wearing cosmetics and when wearing contact le...  Read Full »

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

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

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 »

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