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Everything you need to know about red eye

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Red-eye is a general term used to describe red, irritated and bloodshot eyes.

The appearance of red-eye ranges from a bright red colour that completely covers the white of the eye, to a few enlarged blood vessels that look like wiggly red or pink lines across the white of the eye.

Painful eyes

Pain in the eye may be described as a burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye. It may also feel like you have a foreign object in your eye.

If the pain is severe, does not go away, or causes vision loss, seek medical attention immediately.

The red colour is a result of expanded blood vessels on the surface of the eye. 

Red-eye could be caused by:

  • Pink eye
  • Stye or a red bump on the eyelid
  • Inflamed eyelids
  • A small bleed behind the covering of the eye that is often harmless
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Allergies
  • Wearing contact lenses 
  • Computer vision syndrome
  • Eye injury or trauma
  • Eye infection
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Ocular herpes
  • Whitening eye drops
  • Cold and flu
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Lack of sleep
  • Environment and workplace hazards
  • Swimming

However, redness of the eye can also signal a more serious eye condition or disease, such as uveitis or glaucoma.

If your red eye persists or worsens, you should contact Eye Clinic London for proper diagnosis and treatment.

We will be able to diagnose your red-eye with a thorough eye examination and a detailed history.

The examination will include a vision assessment and a thorough inspection of the eyelid, brow, orbit, conjunctiva, and cornea. We may also use a cotton swab to take some fluid from your eyelid to test in a lab.

The  medical treatment will depend on the cause of your red-eye.

It may consist of one or a combination of the following:

  • Antibiotics in the form of eye drops, ointments, or pills
  • Medication
  • A heated eye mask
  • Eyelid massage
  • Warm compresses
  • A saline solution to wash out any irritants
  • Lifestyle adjustments

Samer Hamada and Eye Clinic London enable Londoners to experience relief from their eye problems so they can focus on what matters most.

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How my eye care services work

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STEP 1: CONTACT US

To get the answers to all your questions, give us a call or click the button below to book a free video appointment with an optometrist or our Consultant Ophthalmologist, Samer Hamada.

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STEP 2: LET’S MEET

Visit our clinic in London’s Harley Street district and we’ll conduct a thorough examination and consultation to see if we can help.

STEP 3: FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS

Have the confidence of knowing that a caring eye care professional is managing your eye condition so you can focus on matters most.

Happy patients from London and East Grinstead

WHAT MY PATIENTS LOVE ABOUT OUR SERVICE

Annabel Giles

“As soon as I met Mr Hamada, I knew I was in safe hands. He is an expert in his field, and very reassuring. His work was impeccable, and I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone wanting a professional, kindly, expert service.”

Tareq Kasshout

“I came all the way from the US to be evaluated by Mr. Samer Hamada who provided me with a world class experience. I was treated with technology that doesn’t exist in the United States. My vision improved significantly since the surgery. Mr. Samer Hamada is definitely a Keratoconus expert.”

Timothy Thompson

“Mr Hamada’s Eye Clinic London and his team are a delight. Nothing was too much trouble and the help, support, advice and guidance before during and after the surgery was all world class. I have worn glasses since the age of 13 years and had the onset of cataracts for the last five so it has all been very much a life changing experience to be free from glasses once more.”

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