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Red Eyes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 18, 2009
  • 00:36 AM

I always have red eyes. Some days are better than others. Sometimes there is a red tint, sometimes they are extremely red. I get asked if I have been smoking weed (which I dont do) or I get told I look really tired frequently. Doesn't seem to matter how much sleep I get, they are always at least a little red. Seems like if I am in the sun or wind is blowing in my eyes a lot they are really sensitive to that. Visine or any over the counter eye drops help occasionally but not completely. They don't ever make them completely white and normal just help if they are really red. They make them a little less red but soon wear off and a lot of the time, makes it worse when they do. They don't really itch or hurt unless I've been using alot of eye drops then by the end of the night my eyes are really red and feel tired. I asked my doctor about it and he didnt seem to have any explanation or any advice other than advising me to try another over the counter eye ointment. I really hope there is some help out there. It's really irritating and embarrassing.

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  • It sounds like conjunctivitis to me,which can be allergic,viral,or bacterial.However,I would expect you to have some symptoms with it.Have you been to an ophthalmologist?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies Flag this Response
  • It sounds like conjunctivitis to me,which can be allergic,viral,or bacterial.However,I would expect you to have some symptoms with it.Have you been to an ophthalmologist?No, I just asked the doctor about it a few days ago. He didn't seem too concerned about it.
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  • It sounds like conjunctivitis to me,which can be allergic,viral,or bacterial.However,I would expect you to have some symptoms with it.Have you been to an ophthalmologist?...and isn't that just a temporary thing? I have red eyes all the time.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • When you are constantly exposed to allergens, your eyes can get or stay red. There may be something in the air. maybe you are allergic to dust, molds, or grass. Histamine usually dilates vessels bringing blood to the surface. This can be the case. Do you get a running, stuffy nose or do your eyes also water?If not, dry eyes can also cause redness to occur
    Carrlexzi 36 Replies Flag this Response
  • this is allergy in your conjunctiva.. You can use Ketotifen fumerate or what is called commercially Zaditen twice/day for 1-2 weeks and then see the results... after that you can use them when needed after these 2 weeks
    kimo123_med 15 Replies Flag this Response
  • When you are constantly exposed to allergens, your eyes can get or stay red. There may be something in the air. maybe you are allergic to dust, molds, or grass. Histamine usually dilates vessels bringing blood to the surface. This can be the case. Do you get a running, stuffy nose or do your eyes also water?If not, dry eyes can also cause redness to occurDon't really have runny nose, but nose is stuffed alot I suppose. Eyes don't really water.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am going through the exact same thing. I have been to optomolgist about 3 times, 4 Neurologists and have finally found the reason. Silent Migraines! Migraine without headache. It is amazing knowing now what the reason for the red/devil eyes all the time. Look into it and press your Dr.s about it. I had never heard of this and thought the dr. was crazy when he told me this was the culprit.. I had to go through MANY Doctors until I found this diagnosis, but once I researched it, it fits me exactly. Good luck and keep us posted
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