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Everything you need to know about Red Eye

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Redness of the eye is also known as bloodshot eyes. It can indicate several different health issues. Some of those health issues are benign, but others may be serious and require emergency medical attention.

The redness of the eyes may be a cause for concern.

Common causes of eye redness

Allergies

Allergies can affect your eyes and make them red and swollen. You may also experience itching, burning sensation, and increased tearing.

Some common allergy triggers include:

* pollen

* dust mites

* mold

* pet dander

* irritants like cigarette smoke or air pollution

Dry eyes

Tears are produced by small glands present above the eyes. Tearshelps protect and lubricate the eyes. If your eyes are not producing enough tears, you may have dry eyes. About 5 to 50% of people suffer from dry eyes. When you have dry eyes, your eyes may appear red. Dry eyes

Tears are produced by small glands present above the eyes. Tears help protect and lubricate the eyes. If your eyes are not producing enough tears, you may have dry eyes. About 5 to 50% of people suffer from dry eyes. When you have dry eyes, your eyes may appear red. 

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is a problem that happens when the membrane covering the inside of your eyelids and the white part of your eye becomes inflamed. It is also known as pinkeye. Due to inflammation, the whites of your eyes appear pink or red. Itching, burning sensation, increased hearing, the search of mucus or pass, or some other symptoms associated with this problem.

Blepharitis

In this condition your eyelids become inflamed. As a result, your eyelids appear red and swollen.

Blepharitis may also have some additional symptoms such as-

* itching

* a burning or stinging sensation

* feeling like something is in your eye

* increased tearing

* crusty eyelids in the morning

* Sensitivity to light

If this condition is not managed properly, it can cause more serious symptoms. It can result in loss of eyelashes, eyelashes that grow in the wrong location, or blurred vision. This condition may happen if you have high amounts of bacteria on your eye leads.

Uveitis

Uveitis is inflammation that happens in the middle part of your eye, called the uvea. The uvea is an area present between the white of your eye and your retina.

Inflammation resulting from this problem can cause eye redness. Some additional symptoms may also appear such as-

* blurred vision

* eye pain

* eye floaters

* Sensitivity to light

There are a few known causes of uveitis, including:

* autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis

* certain types of infections, including syphilis, shingles, and toxoplasmosis

* some types of cancers like lymphoma

* the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1

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