I have this problem where my eyes are red. Basically they are red in the 'white' part - only along the area where the eyes are generally open (that is, the top/bottom of the eyeballs seem ok). The right eye is slightly worse. My vision is not effected, nor is there any pain - I'm 27Y/O and living in the united kingdom (not much sun here). Can't think of many aggregating factors, maybe if I have some drinks the next day tends to be slightly worse - maybe dehydration?
Went to the Drs a few times over the last year. First time they said it was Pinguecula and gave me some artificial tear drops. Didn't seem to help, but this was a while ago so I can't totally remember. Then I went back and they gave me anti-allergy drops. These didn't do anythign.. I went back again and they didnt really say anything, just gave me a bunch of printouts on various different conditions. Basically say "don't worry, there's nothing we can do", and you've had it a while and your vision is better than average so don't worry. They seem v. reluctant to send me to a specialist.
It's not extreme, but it is noticable. I often use Naphazoline which works well as a temporary solution when I have to go out and don't want to have 'sick' eyes. But I read that perlonged use can make this worse, and even 'dislodge iris colouring particles' which sounds (cosmetically) scary.
Well there any literally hundreds of things that can cause chronic red eyes: allergies, blepharitis, chronic infection, use of alcohol, illegal drugs, glaucoma, inflammation, thyroid disease, high blood pressure, etc, etc, etc.
So I can't work very far down the diagnosis list over the internet. I would push for a specialist Eye MD evaluation. Naphazoline is not especially dangerous for long term us. Visine is a similiar product sold in the USA.
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