Q. My left eye is red and pains on applying pressure. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. K K Agrawal
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 04, 2020

Hi ,

I have red in my left eye, while applying pressure my eyes started to pain. Request you please check it, we may have an appointment considering your convenience.

# Hello,
A painful red eye can have a lot of causes. I would require you to send me more details like pictures, any loss of vision, duration, etc

please follow up with more details.
No loss of vision, no pain till not touched, no burning.

Please advice
# is itching also present? since when is redness present? is the eye looking smaller or bigger than before?
Yes little bit itching, it's beem there for a 3-4 days, no eyes size didn't change.
Left eye is burning little.
# ok. it probably is nothing serious. I would still recommend you to visit an ophthalmologist personally if you ever feel that the symptoms have increased.

meanwhile use ice compresses over the affected eye. take ice cube from refrigerator, put in in a handkerchief and put that over your eye for 5-10 minutes 3-4 times per day.
take carboxymethylcellulose eye drops 4 times/day.
if it doesn't get relieved in a few days, then you should visit an ophthalmologist personally to get it examined.
Tq. Will update you after 4 days.
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