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Corneal Emergencies



The eye can become suddenly red and uncomfortable, painful and sore, sensitive to light, or the vision is reduced. This can happen after eye trauma, in contact lenses wearers, or during a period of systemic illness.


Persistent or progressive symptoms indicate the need to see a specialist. Common causes of red eyes, reduced vision, eye trauma, and recurrent erosions are discussed in more details in various parts of the website under corneal conditions.