What Is Red Eye?
As the microscopic blood vessels in the white of the eye (sclera) become swollen or enlarged, it may cause the eyes to look red or bloodshot in appearance. Red eye is a condition that develops when the eyes become irritated, which can be due to trauma, dry eye syndrome, broken blood vessels, or an infection. Even though this issue isn't always a serious problem, it's still wise to seek out treatment from a skilled team of eye doctors. Our team at inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham in Birmingham, AL has a deep understanding of various eye conditions and can help you determine the cause of your red eye and treat it accordingly.
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How Is Red Eye Treated?
Treatment for your unique case of red eye will depend on the cause of the issue. Our eye doctors at inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham will diagnose red eye during a comprehensive eye exam. Based on the results of your checkup, a personalized treatment plan will be crafted. Some of the most successful forms of treatment for red eye include eye drops, antibiotic eye medicine, or antihistamines. We may also recommend certain at-home remedies, such as applying a cold compress to the eye for around ten minutes throughout the day. Our team will give you the tools you need to understand your condition and provide the best treatment for you.
SOOTHE YOUR IRRITATED EYES
While red eye is generally a minor ocular issue, it could still be a sign of something serious. The only way to know for sure is to seek out the expertise of our eye doctors at inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham. Located in Birmingham, AL, our office is able to offer patients effective solutions for red eye to mitigate irritation and restore comfort. Contact our office at your earliest convenience if you have constant red eyes, and get the medical help you need.