Red eyes is a general term used to describe red, irritated and bloodshot eyes. Itis a very common condition, where the surface of the eye appears red. Red eyes are caused by allergy, eye fatigue, over-wearing contact lenses or common eye infections such as pink eye (conjunctivitis). Eye redness occurs when the vessels in your eye become swollen or irritated.
Eye infections and inflammations can cause red eyes, as well as other symptoms such as itching, discharge, pain, and blurred vision. Red eyes occurs when the conjunctiva thin, normally transparent membrane that covers the sclera and lines the eyelids, becomes infected.
Various irritants can cause Red eyes to occur, including:
Inflammation causes small blood vessels in the conjunctiva to darken, resulting in a pink or red tint to the white of the eye.
A case of Red eye may produce the following symptoms:
If you have been diagnosed with conjunctivitis, follow these tips to avoid spreading of the eye infection: