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Red Eye - perlonged

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.

Any ideas is most apprecaited
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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.

JCH III MD

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