Have been getting recurrent redness in the eyes. What will be the reason ?

Q. Have been getting recurrent redness in the eyes. What will be the reason ?

Answered by
Dr. Shikha Gupta
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 10, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jul 03, 2023

Hi doctor,

For about four years now, I have been getting recurrent redness in the eyes. It starts in one eye at this time of every year. There is no discharge, but stay as a painful red eye. It will go away for a week and then recur for a couple of days before clearing up again. It usually last on and off for a month or so before going away. This is the beginning of dry weather in my place. Also, now we begin using our wood stove for heat. I do have on and off rosacea. I have tried many eye drops, but they do not seem to work.

Please help.



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It may be uveitis or glaucoma or just conjunctivitis. Is there any family history of glaucoma? Is there any joint pain or what all systemic illness you have? During the episode, do you encounter any drop in vision? Kindly revert with the answers. Thank you.

Thank you doctor,

I do not have a family history of glaucoma. Would conjunctivitis recur like this without any discharge? My vision does not change. I do not have joint pain. The only systemic illness I have is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, IBS can also cause recurrent uveitis. It will not be conjunctivitis. The mainstay of treatment is control of disease. For present acute condition of uveitis, you will have to use steroid eye drops. I hope this helps. Thank you.

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