It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Eye & Vision Message Board

bloodshot eye

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
travisc9 HB User
bloodshot eye

I have one of my eyes has been bloodshot on just one side of it for about 2 weeks I have tried steroid drops given by optometrist allergy drops from walgreens they have done nothing to help natural tears helps a little but still comes back soon wondering if anyone has suggestions on what is going on.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 09-27-2012, 12:56 AM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 12
Simonxx45 HB User
Re: bloodshot eye


Bloodshot eyes are usually a symptom of fatigue, irritation or infection. According to the National Institute of Health, "Bloodshot eyes appear red because the vessels in the surface of the white portion of the eye (sclera) become enlarged and irritated." Causes of bloodshot eyes include dryness, allergies, fatigue, strain, sun exposure, dust or foreign objects, infections and trauma. Figure out what is causing your bloodshot eyes, then treat your symptoms to decrease the redness. Place the wash cloth under cold running water. Let the wash cloth get as cold as it can and then wring as much water out as possible. Place the cold washcloth over your closed blood shot eyes. Hold there for two minutes. The cold will shrink the swollen blood vessels in your blood shot eyes. Rest your eyes. When you are reading or using a computer, stop and close your eyes for a few minutes every hour, placing your palms over your eyes and blocking out the light. Rhythmic eye rolling or focusing on an object far in the distance also relaxes your eyes. Resting helps decrease redness due to fatigue or subconjunctival hemorrhage caused by coughing or straining. Usually the redness will clear up after a week or two.

Best Regards,
Simon Joseph

Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:43 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!