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Why are my eyes always red?

What are the latest Red Eye Treatments?

Treatment for red eyes or "pink eye" depends on the cause.

Viral conjunctivitis is what most call "pink eye".  Because of its viral origin, there is not a treatment, but instead the virus must run its course. Supportive treatment can improve the appearance of the eye, but the patient may still be contagious for 7-14 days.

Bacterial conjunctivitis is most common in children, and can be treated with a ophthalmic antibiotic drop.

Allergic conjunctivitis is treated with a myriad of different methods depending on the extent of eye and/or lid involvement.

Uveitis is inflammation in the anterior chamber of the eye and can be caused by a number of different things. A careful examination by an eye doctor is required!

Dry eye is a significant cause of red eyes.  Furthermore, the treatment depends on a dry eye assessment. Topical artificial tears is rarely a fix for dry eye. In contrast, patients may feel significant relief from symptoms with a combination of steroids and other ophthalmic treatments.

If you are a contact lens wearer, most likely, your red eyes are due to contact lens wear. Sleeping in lenses, over-wearing lenses, and wearing older technology contact lens may all lead to red eyes.  A proper evaluation, changing lens type, cleaning solution or wear schedule can eliminate red eyes.

Red Eye Symptoms:

Symptoms include:

• Pink eyes
• Itchy eyes
• Watery eyes
• Blurry vision
• Light sensitivity
• Eye discomfort
• Foreign body sensation
• Pain
• Discharge from eyes
• Eyelid or eye swelling

Red Eye Causes:

Red eyes can be caused by many things.

• Bacteria Conjunctivitis
• Viral Conjunctivitis
Contact Lens Related Issues
• Uveitis
• Allergies
Dry Eye
• Foreign body in the eye

Are your eyes red?

Red eye visits are covered under your medical insurance.

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