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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 dust entering the eye affect eyesight?

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. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to   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 »

Is painful red eyes with cloudy vision an emergency condition?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35-year-old female, with a history of uveitis, keratitis, and herpes simplex. I saw my opthalmologist last week with a painful red eye which was sensitive to light. He did a thorough eye examination and said none of the above conditions. Because it is presenting as uveitis he will tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is difficult to comment about the diagnosis without examining the eye, but the symptoms you are describing may be of some residual uveitis. You should not worry. Keep instilling the eye drops as per your ophthalmologist's instructions an...  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. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

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 father has got a brown spot in his eye after he was striked with a metal brooch. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My father got struck with a metal brooch in his left eye corner and the eye became red. There is a kind of brown spot at the corner. At the very end of his eye, a bubble is formed. Now, what should I do? I am worried, and it is hurting him a lot. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think the injury to the eye by the metal brooch has caused a collection of blood there. It is known as a hematoma. This is the reason for the brown spot and bubble formation. You should consult an ophthalmologist for an eye checkup to confirm that there are not any...  Read Full »

There is drooping of eyelid due to retained lens in the eye. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Day before yesterday my lens got lost in my right eye. I thought it must have fallen. Later, my eye turned red and started mucus discharge and the next day the lens was expelled. So the redness got reduced but now there is mild drooping of the eyelid of that eye. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most probably you have infection of the eye, due to lens being there for a long time. It causes inflammation of eyelids which causes drooping. You should start putting some antibiotic eye drops. Consult some ophthalmologist nearby to prescribe you one for it. Do not...  Read Full »

What should I do if I am unable to remove my contact lenses?

Query: Hello doctor,My husband has not removed his contact lens from his eyes in over 10 years he says. He cannot remove them. Please let me know what he should do.  Read Full »

Dr. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If contact lens has been there for the last 10 years, then it would cause a lot of problems like redness, watering, itching, pain, blurring of vision. I do not think the contact lens is still there. You should still consult an ophthalmologist for an eye exam to ascert...  Read Full »

My eyes have become red and swollen. What is the problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 48-year-old male. My eyes and the entire area around my pupil have become red. They are hurting me a lot. I went to a doctor, and I was diagnosed with conjunctivitis. I was given Erythromycin ointment to get relief, and I am not feeling better. The area around my eyes is swollen. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have infective conjunctivitis. Erythromycin eye ointment is an antibiotic ointment that helps to get relief from this condition. But it will take some time. I cannot say whether it is v...  Read Full »

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