At EyeCare Associates of San Bernadino, one of the most common issues that patients seek treatment from our Loma Linda eye doctor for is red eye. Eye redness can occur for any number of reasons – some are more serious than others. If you are ever experiencing red eye, it is a good idea to visit our Loma Linda eye doctor in order to make sure that nothing dangerous is happening, and if something dangerous is in fact happening, we can offer you treatment. You should especially seek the help of the experts at EyeCare Associates of San Bernadino if you are experiencing pain or changes in your vision along with your eye redness.
The direct cause of eye redness is if the blood vessels of your eye are swollen or dilated, but what causes this dilation can vary. Some common causes include: being in the sun for too long, dust in the air getting into the eyes, another foreign object or particle in the eye, an allergic reaction, or a direct injury to the eye. If something gets stuck in your eye, it can lead to a scratching of the cornea, which can also cause eye redness along with tearing and pain. Eye redness also sometimes occurs as a result of acute glaucoma, which is characterized by a sudden increase in pressure on the optic nerve and is known to be very painful and inhibiting to your vision. Eye infections are also typically associated with eye redness. Some common eye infections include: blepharitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, and uveitis. If you notice eye redness of any kind, our Loma Linda eye doctor can perform a red eye examination in order to uncover the root cause of the problem, and then offer you the correct treatment right away to relieve your symptoms.
If you are interested in learning more about red eye examinations or any of the other services provided by our Loma Linda eye doctor at EyeCare Associates of San Bernadino, we encourage you to visit our practice’s website. Should you have any questions or concerns that you feel we can help you with, do not hesitate in contacting us either by phone or online. Know that we are always here to help at EyeCare Associates of San Bernadino.