Eye Care Community
Both eyes are suddenly red. What is wrong?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, eye infections, misaligned eyes, intra-ocular implants, refractive surgery (LASIK and CK), glasses, contact lenses, amblyopia, eye injuries, dry eyes, ocular allergy, eye pain and discomfort, pediatric eye disorders, eyelid and tearduct surgery, poor eyesight, and eye surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Both eyes are suddenly red. What is wrong?

Shortly after I woke up this morning my eyes (mostly my right eye) starting burning. I just assumed that maybe I got something in my eye so I took my eye drops to flush it out. A few minutes later it was still hurting so I went to the bathroom to look at my eye and when I pulled my bottom eye lids down the whole bottom of my eye is all red starting at the outer corner. It's been itching and burning but the burning isn't real bad. I've been using eye drops all day but nothing has helped. What could this be and should I seek medical help?
Related Discussions
233488 tn?1310696703
Hopefully you do not wear contacts as contact lens problems is a frequent cause. If the eye is bright red like blood it could be a subconjunctival hemorrhage which looks bad but isn't serious. If you eye is uncomfortable tomorrow, burns and waters I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist. In themeantime use artifical tears and warm compresses..

Find an Eye MD near you at www.aao.org

JCH MD
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Eye Care Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
177275 tn?1438375244
Blank
Kansas City, MO
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Trumbull, CT
Avatar universal
Blank
Jacksonville, FL
Avatar universal
Blank
Near Washington, DC