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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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. Priya B. T

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 a...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, I have developed significant 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 prominent,...  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 »

I get red eyes, headache, and chest pain because of cigarette smoke. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, Actually, I am afraid of the high sensitivity of my nose. My head hurts, my eyes become red, I have difficulty in breathing, and I have pain in the chest. All these problems I get because of only cigarette smoke. I get a problem if anyone smokes at a 5 to 10 m distance. So, please give...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not neglect this condition. Smoking can lead to hazardous effects on the respiratory as well as the cardiac system like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, ischemic heart disease, etc. So the following work-up has to be don...  Read Full »

I have had redness in my eyes along with a localized pain which intensifies on blinking and a bump in the cornea. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For the last three days, I have had redness on the outer white part of my right eye. Many people pointed it out, but it caused no irritation or pain, so I thought it was due to allergies. Now the end of the third day, I have a localized aching pain that intensifies whenever I blink my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to know more details about your query and the picture attached (attached images removed to protect the patient's identity). 1. Are you noticing any discharge from your eyes or eyelids sticking with each other in the morning? It might be an infection. 2. Is i...  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 »

Can I sleep with contact lenses in the eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 16 years old, and I wear contact lenses. I have never really taken them off. I would sleep with the contact lenses in my eyes and I have started wearing them since I was 13 years old. I would change them, but I would not take them off, and I would go days. My vision gets worse wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It can be an infection, but one thing you must remember is contact lenses should ideally be used 8 to 10 hours a day. If you wear during sleep and for more than 10 hours a day, there is a possibility of the eyes developing infection and transparency of cornea getting d...  Read Full »

I have been having a bloodshot eye for the past five days. Is it serious?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a bloodshot eye for the past five days. Is it serious? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Have you been coughing or lifting weights? I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Use Nepafenac eye drop twice daily for the next seven days, then use it once at bedtime for the next ...  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. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 occ...  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. Damani Gopal Radhakisan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 people, as in your...  Read Full »

Why has my right side eye become red in the last two days?

Query: Hi doctor, My right side eye has become red in the last two days. What could be the reason? Please help me with this.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. From the photo you shared, it does not look like an emergency (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). So, I will brief you on the common conditions that cause this. 1. Acute viral conjunctivitis - ...  Read Full »

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