How to Treat Red Eyes

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Published on Oct 15, 2016 by esetube

In addition to the video information on how to treat Red eyes, Try to make yourself familiar with some of the causes of red eye and treatments.

Red eye is caused by swollen or dilated blood vessels on the sclera, the white outer surface of the eye. If you think your red eyes could be an emergency, you should find and visit an eye doctor.

Red eyes can be accompanied by eye pain, itching, eye discharge, swollen eyes or visual disturbances such as blurry vision. In other cases, a red eye may cause no irritation at all. Bloodshot eyes can develop over time or appear suddenly, particularly in response to allergies or an eye injury.

Conjunctivitis: Also called “pink eye,” conjunctivitis is one of the most common (and contagious) eye infections, particularly among school children.

It occurs when the conjunctiva — the thin, normally transparent membrane that covers the sclera and lines the eyelids — becomes infected.

Dry eyes: Dry eye syndrome occurs when your tear glands produce either an insufficient quantity or quality of tears to properly lubricate and nourish your eyes. Chronic dry eye can cause the surface of the eye to become inflamed and irritated, making your eyes look red.

Allergy: Red eyes often are referred to as “allergy eyes,” given that eye redness is a common indicator of an allergic reaction.

Red Eyes Treatment

  • Contact your eye doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment anytime you develop red, irritated eyes.
  • If you wear contact lenses, always remove them if you are experiencing bloodshot or irritated eyes.
  • Remedies for red eyes range from rest, cool compresses over your eyes and over-the-counter eye drops to more aggressive treatment such as antibiotics or even surgery.
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