Red eyes

Red Eyes Treatment Options in Pune

“Red Eye” problem is very common. We have faced it sometimes or the others in life. There are types of “Red Eyes” and it ranges from irritated and bloodshot eyes to an asymptomatic pinkish hue and then to a few dilated and prominent blood vessels which look like deformed red lines across the white part of the eyes. That blood vessel causes the redness in the outermost covering of the eyes and that includes the Sclera (the white portion of the eyes), Episclera (loose tissue about the sclera) and the Conjunctiva.

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What causes Red Eyes?


Reasons for Red Eyes:

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Dry Eyes

  • Contact Lenses

  • Trauma


How to prevent it:

  • Don’t rub your eyes

  • Take proper care of your contact lenses

  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule

  • Avoid any self-medication beyond lubricating eye drops

Brief on Causes of Red Eyes


The most commonly proven reason for red eyes is conjunctivitis. Sometimes it is allergic and sometimes infectious. The first one is characterized by a ropy discharge and that is not contagious but the last one is accompanied by a dirty discharge that causes matting of the eyelids. This is caused by a virus.

Your immune system will react when it is confronted by some other foreign substance, such as pollen, dust or certain chemicals which are found in makeup, then an allergic reaction can happen. This is the main reason for histamine release which deletes the blood vessels and that leads to watery red eyes.

Infected conjunctivitis occurs when a virus infects the outermost milky membrane covering the eyes. That infection acts like allergies and that helps in evoking the body’s defence mechanism to fight off and then it causes the blood vessels to swell and become prominent. As a result, red eyes are seen.

Your doctor is the one who can identify whether the conjunctivitis is caused by any allergies or by any infection. Then he will treat them according to their need.

Dry Eyes

There is tear film in the eyes which keeps our eyes lubricated and when that becomes defected, the eyes become red, sore and irritated. There are two reasons behind this problem. Dear might be one kiss higher the tears are inadequate in quality and quantity. Ek chronic inflammation of the surface of the eye is caused by improper lubrication in the eyes and that can vary in degree from mild to very severe. You can contact Indovision Cataract & Laser Eye Centre, Pune to know more about this.

This problem can arise because a lot of reasons and among them device is very important. Overuse of mobile phones, computers or any other screen device can aggravate the dryness. In such a case you have to decrease the screen time and you can blink frequently to get rid of it.

Lubricating drops can help in the early stage of the disease but moderate to severe teaching needs an ophthalmologist’s attention. Firstly, your doctor too will suggest you use gel and ointment or he can suggest you use punctual plugs too if required. The underlying cause which predisposes the eyes to dryness can be treated at the same time.

Contact Lenses

Contact lens users are at risk from several points. It helps in developing dry eyes. There are a lot of reasons behind this which include allergic reaction to contact lens solution, and improper cleaning of lenses which causes vision-threatening complications like a corneal ulcer.

If you are a contact lens user and if you see red eyes frequently and that is irritating your eyes, you must immediately avoid using contact lenses and switch to glasses. If that doesn’t help, you must contact your doctor as soon as possible.

There are some other rules which you have to maintain while using contact lenses, otherwise, you have to face such problems more frequently. You have to handle your contact lenses with care.  You must clean your hands before touching your lenses, you have to disinfect your contact lenses carefully and frequently, and you must not wear them for extended hours than recommended. But if you have any problem with glasses your doctor may suggest you use preservative-free lubricating eye drops to keep you comfortable and you can use your lenses for more than that recommended hours.


Any kind of trauma can endanger our eyes. Subconjunctival haemorrhage or bleeding just beneath the conjunctiva is caused by traumas mainly. Without that, any injuries to the eyes, about of a violent cough or an episode of elevated blood pressure can increase such problems.

Eye injuries vary from abrasion on the cornea or you may call minor scratches to chemical injuries and rapture of the eyeball. In that case, you need urgent medical attention from an eye hospital. You can contact Indovision Cataract & Eye Centre, Pune for the best treatment.

Corneal Ulcer

Corneal ulcer, keratitis or infection of the cornea is caused by viruses, bacteria or fungus. In most cases, it is sight-threatening and it is considered to be an ocular emergency. It causes low vision as it decreases vision. Not only that, corneal ulcers are invariably painful too.


Uveitis is such a disease that is also sight-threatening side by side it causes light sensitivity, pain, red eyes and floaters. It is a kind of inflammation of the middle coat of the eyes which is also called the uvea. Sometimes it affects the Iris ( iritis) or penetrates the eyes deeply ( posterior uveitis).


Glaucoma is a group of various eye diseases that become high and affect the optic nerve as well as the field of vision. It is an asymptomatic disease. But there is a kind of glaucoma that causes acute painful red eyes and diminution of vision and the situation is called acute angle-closure glaucoma. If such is the case you have to go to your ophthalmologist possible.

Eye drops made for glaucoma often develop red eyes as it has side effects. So if anyone is under glaucoma treatment he or she may develop red eyes problems that eye drops cause dry eye problems because of the medication.


  • Don’t rub your eyes: You have to avoid rubbing your eyes because at that time there is a chance of dirt transformation from the hands which tends to spread bacteria and allergy-causing agents. Without this rubbing of the eyes can cause corneal abrasions and subconjunctival haemorrhage which is enough to worsen the trauma.

  • Take proper care of your contact lenses: You have to be extra careful while you are using your contact lenses. Because there is a chance of transferring bacteria from the hands. So you have to clean your hands meticulously. You have to make sure that your makeup products don’t touch your contact lenses. You have to lessen the time of wearing contact lenses so that they cannot spread bacteria. You have to follow your doctor’s instructions about cleaning and replacing your contacts without fail.

  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule: You have to give relaxation to your eyes by 20 20 20 rules. Here you have to look away from your device or computer screen every 20 minutes, then you have to close your eyes for 20 seconds and then you have to look at any object which is at least 20 feet away to relax.

  • Avoid any self-medication beyond lubricating eye drops: Try to avoid any steroid drops or eye whitening ayurvedic or natural eye drops. If you want to avoid your red-eye problem, then you must not use rose water or Kajol or Surma in the eye because they can aggravate the situation. Take proper help from your doctor for any kind of steroid drop and its dosage so that it doesn’t harm your eyes.

If you’re facing red eyes problem along with other eye issues you must visit your doctor for the best prescription of medicines and proper eye examination.