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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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

How can inflammation of the eye be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, My eye was inflamed and I applied Pred Forte and the inflammation disappeared. I work on the computer a lot. In the past, there has been some redness, but cold compresses have been helpful. The redness is back again now. My eyes always go red after I wake up. I applied s...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity) It appears to be episcleritis. I suggest you take a milder medicine but this too has to be tapered and stopped. I suggest you start Tobramycin plus Fluorometholone eye drop t...  Read Full »

What happens to the dust that enters the eye? Will it affect the eyesight in the future?

Query: Hi, What happens to the dust that enters the eye? Does it go into the eyeballs? Will it affect the eyesight in the future?  Read Full »


Dr. K K Agrawal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.   Usually when dust enters the eye, it does not "enter the eye" per se. It actually lodges onto the eye surface and causes irritation. Thus leading to pain, redness of eyes, and secretion of tears. There might be a slight disturbance in the vis...  Read Full »

Can vomiting cause eye pain and bruising?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend started vomiting last night and I noticed that his eyelids were red and bruised. Is there something else besides the vomiting that could have caused the bruised eyelids?  Read Full »


Dr. Dada Peer K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history provided, it seems that your friend is having red and bruised eyes following vomiting. This is probably because of rupture of very small blood vessels in the eyelids during vomiting. This will not require any treatment and it will subside in one o...  Read Full »

I got conjunctivitis 7 days back.I had red eye with eyelid swelling.Now redness is gone but blurring is present.What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I got conjunctivitis seven days back. I had red-eye with eyelid swelling. I used Moxifloxacin hydrochloride from the very first day, every 2 hours. Then I started Fluorometholone four times a day and Cyclosporine three times a day. And now, for two days, I got blurred vision. Redness ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dada Peer K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having conjunctivitis and you are on treatment with Moxifloxacin and Fluorometholone. The presence of blurring of vision indicates involvement of cornea in the form of keratoconjunctivitis. This usually o...  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 icliniq.com. 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 are my eyes always red and achy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have prominent red vessels all over my eyes that keep growing and patches of redness around my iris. They have been getting progressively worse over the past 4 to 5 years. These are always there regardless of the season or how much I sleep. I do not use conta...  Read Full »


Dr. Gopal Damani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The photographs that you sent were of good quality, and I could make out the details well (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). These veins are the normal conjunctival and episcleral vessels. These vessels may be prominent in some peop...  Read Full »

Why are my eyes always red on waking up every morning?

Query: Hello doctor,I could see prominent blood vessels in my eyes. Since my teenage, my eyes have been dull, tired, and red. They are never itchy or irritated. I eat healthily, drink a lot of water, and sleep for eight hours. Though I am using preservative-free eye drops, my eyes are red on waking up ever...  Read Full »


Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the images you posted (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is a loss of sheen on the surface of your cornea and sclera with increased tear meniscus height. Your symptoms are typical of dry eye disease. You might not be feelin...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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 Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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