Eye redness

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People with these symptoms also use Ubie's symptom checker to find possible causes

  • Redness in the eyes

  • 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

  • Intensely red eye

  • Red spots in the white of the eye

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

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

  • Pharyngoconjunctival fever

    A viral infection causing sore throat, red eyes and fever. Some patients may have enlarged lymph nodes (lumps) in the neck. Patients will recover without treatment by themselves.

  • Acute tonsillitis / pharyngitis

    Infection of the tonsils and pharynx (back of the mouth), either by viruses or bacteria.

  • Intraocular foreign body

  • Corneal damage

Related Serious Diseases

  • Acute HIV infection

    Acute HIV infection is the initial period (1 month) post-HIV infection. The virus multiplies rapidly and attacks your CD4+ cells (a type of immune cells). The viral load and the risk of transmission is high. Risk factors include sharing needles, having unprotected sex and pricks by contaminated needles (e.g. via tattoos, blood transfusions or needle stick injuries).

  • Central retinal artery occlusion
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Acute glaucoma attack

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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