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17 Red Eyes Causes And Its Treatments by DoctorsOfficeNg: 7:27pm On Aug 08, 2017
We’ve all experienced red, bloodshot eyes from time to time, affecting one or both eyes.
Red eye is caused by swollen or dilated blood vessels on the sclera, the white outer surface of the eye.

Highlighted in this post are some causes of red eye and its treatment.

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.

When the conjunctiva is infected, the blood vessels within it become irritated and swell, giving the eye a red or pink appearance. In fact, a reddish-pink eye is a telltale symptom of conjunctivitis.

There are different types of conjunctivitis — and therefore different ways to treat pink eye — so be sure to always visit your eye doctor for correct diagnosis.

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.

While dry eye syndrome may not be curable, it can be managed. Treatment for dry eyes includes lubricating “artificial tears” eye drops and punctal plugs. Ask your eye care practitioner for the treatment options best for you.

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

Read on here: https://www.doctorsoffice.ng/health/some-causes-of-red-eye/

NB: If you think your red eyes could be an emergency, you should find and visit an eye doctor.

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