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Masashi Mimura

Masashi Mimura, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Mimura Graduated from the Osaka Medical College and obtained his ophthalmologist certification in 2007. He opened an outpatient clinic for oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at Osaka Kaijo Hospital. Subsequently, he was appointed as the assistant professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, in 2014. He then served an international fellowship at the Department of Ophthalmology/Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, California State University, San Diego. Since then, he has been appointed as Lecturer in the Departments of Ophthalmology at Osaka Medical College and Toho University Medical Center Sakura Hospital. Dr. Mimura is currently the Director of Oculofacial Clinic Osaka, where he specializes in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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  • Bleeding from the white part of the eye (the sclera)

  • Eyes are bloodshot

  • Redness of the eye

  • Blood in the white part of the eye

  • Red spots in the white of the eye

  • Eyes reddish

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Content updated on Jan 4, 2023

About the symptom

It is characterized by the redness of the transparent membrane that lines the eyelid and eyeball which may be caused by inflammation or infection.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Dysphagia

  • Unilateral blindness

  • Visual field defect

  • Headache

  • Chest pain during swallowing

  • Repeated fever above 38 ℃

  • Disorder of consciousness

Possible causes

  • Warts

    Small skin growths caused by viral infections.

  • Uveitis

    A type of eye inflammation that impacts the middle layer of tissue in the eye wall (uvea). Uveitis can be caused by infection, injury, or an autoimmune or inflammatory disease. It can be serious and lead to permanent vision loss, so early diagnosis and treatment are crucial.

  • Pharyngoconjunctival fever

    This viral infection causes sore throat, red eyes, and fever. Some patients may have enlarged neck glands (lymph nodes). Patients usually recover without treatment.

  • Sinusitis
  • Acute tonsillitis / pharyngitis
  • Intraocular foreign body
  • Corneal damage

Related serious diseases

  • Central retinal artery occlusion

    Blockage of the artery supplying the eye. Risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. In some cases, a tendency to form blood clots (hypercoagulability) may be present.

  • Endophthalmitis

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have redness on the white part of your eyes?

  • Do you have red patches in the white of your eyes? Such as bleeding spots?

  • Do you have itchy eyes?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have eye pain?

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Reviewed By:

Masashi Mimura

Masashi Mimura, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Mimura Graduated from the Osaka Medical College and obtained his ophthalmologist certification in 2007. He opened an outpatient clinic for oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at Osaka Kaijo Hospital. Subsequently, he was appointed as the assistant professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, in 2014. He then served an international fellowship at the Department of Ophthalmology/Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, California State University, San Diego. Since then, he has been appointed as Lecturer in the Departments of Ophthalmology at Osaka Medical College and Toho University Medical Center Sakura Hospital. Dr. Mimura is currently the Director of Oculofacial Clinic Osaka, where he specializes in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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