Condition: Red eye 2017-05-11T06:04:13+00:00

Red eye

Condition

Red colouration of the eye can occur for a number of reasons. Among the causes are problems such as conjunctivitis, subconjunctival haemorrhages, and an increase in blood flow within the vessels of the eye.

Depending on the cause, immediate treatment of red eye is not always necessary, but a thorough examination by an oculoplastic surgeon is paramount to ascertain the cause and any further action.

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Examination

A full ophthalmic examination is performed by an oculoplastic surgeon to ascertain the cause of the red eye. An appropriate treatment plan is then discussed with the patient.

Treatment

Treatment varies according to the cause of the red eye, however antibiotic ointment or drops will often be given to prevent further infection and to help keep the surface of the eye moist.

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