What Are Possible Causes of Red Eye?

February 16, 2011

I have been suffering from red eye for a couple of days. I am scheduled for my annual exam soon at my primary care doctor and figured I could show it to him.

Can anyone share possible causes of red eye? I am just concerned it may be a symptom of a serious condition.

Should I not wait for my annual exam, and rush immediately to an optometrist or ophthalmologist?




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One Response to “What Are Possible Causes of Red Eye?”

  • ari

    most red eyes are conjunctivitis, which will go away in a week or so. if you have no vision changes, chances are you can avoid going to the doctor. if it persists and is not getting better after a week or so, or it recurs, you should go. of course, the list of eye diseases related to a red eye is very long, and my advice is in general terms. if you wear contact lenses, you must go immediately to the optom/ophthal