What is Red Eyes?
A red eye can be alarming but is often just a sign of a minor eye condition, such as conjunctivitis or a burst blood vessel. If it is painful, there may be a more serious problem. Ocular pain is often associated with a red eye.
|1||Subconjunctival haemorrhage||Typically asymptomatic, spontaneous. May be associated with trauma||Unilateral (except some trauma) contiguous red area|
|2||Viral conjunctivitis||Foreign body sensation, watering, no visual loss or photophobia, ?Recent contact with person with red eye or URTI||Bilateral, prominent inflamed conjunctival vessels, follicles, enlarged tender preauricular lymph node|
|3||Bacterial conjunctivitis||Foreign body sensation, discharge, no visual loss or photophobia||Bilateral, prominent inflamed conjunctival vessels, mucopus|
|4||Allergic conjunctivitis||Itch, watering, no visual loss or photophobia, history of atopy||Bilateral, prominent inflamed conjunctival vessels, follicles|
|5||Iritis (anterior uveitis)||Reduced vision, aching sensation, photophobia, PMH or systemic enquiry may elicit underlying disease||Unilateral, prominent pericorneal vessels, small pupil, aqueous cells and protein (at slit lamp), hypopyon|
|6||Acute angle-closure glaucoma||Severe pain, haloes/rainbows around lights, redused vision, hypermetropic, elderly||Unilateral, pericorneal prominent vessels, semidilated (oval) pupil, corneal oedema, shallow anterior chamber (slit lamp)|
|7||Episcleritis||Mild discomfort, tenderness, no visual loss or photophobia, young adult, otherwise fit and well||Unilateral, typically sectorial prominent inflamed subconjunctival vessels (may also be nodular or diffuse)|
|8||Scleritis||Significant aching pain, tender, photophobia, occasionally reduced vision, systemic enquiry may elicit underlying disease||Unilateral, typically sectorial prominent inflamed deep scleral vessels (may also be nodular or diffuse)|
|9||Becterial keratitis||Foreign body sensation, watering/discharge, visual loss, photophobia, ? Pre-existing ocular surface disease, recent trauma or contact lens wear||Unilateral, opacity in cornea (slit lamp) stains with fluorescein|
|10||Herpetic viral keratitis||Foreign body sensation, watering/dischange, visual loss, photophobia, ?Cold scores or ophthalmic shingles||Unilateral, branching linear dendrite(s) on cornea (slit lamp) stains with fluorescein|
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