I have redness in the eyes. Why?

Q. What causes redness in the eyes?

Answered by
Dr. Pandya Pooja Girishbhai
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 12, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jul 26, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have redness in the eyes for 3 days already after moving the eyes very quickly from side to side for a long period of time. The eyes are sore to move. Please tell me what it is.



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Kindly attach the image of your eye for further diagnosis.

Thank you doctor,

I have uploaded a picture of my eye. Please tell me what it is, how it should be treated and will it heal by its own? How much time it could take?



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See, it is looking like very mild infection in eyes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Red lines are visible if you can see that is blood vessels which is mildly affected. My advice is you should do cold compression with ice or ice pack whichever is available at present and convenient to you. Atleast 3 times in a day if you will do your infection mainly congested vessels will become normal denial. If it is still persistent, then you should use eye drops. But in most of the cases it will be normal within few days after doing cool compression with ice. If you are having complaints after that also just consult me whichever way you are comfortable for communication and if needed we will start drops for you. Do not worry, be relaxed and use ice pack or ice and then you will be completely all right denial.

Investigations to be done:

As per now nothing.

Differential diagnosis:

Mild conjunctivitis.

Treatment plan:

Ice pack or ice compression.

Preventive measures:

Avoid eye rubbing, avoid itching, avoid eye touch.

Regarding follow up:

After one week.

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