Why Are My Eyes Red: 30 Possible Causes
28-year-old, Lina, thought that her blood-shot eyes was heredity, and probably worsened by her habitual boozing and late nights with buddies in smoke-filled clubs. But as days passed, her condition worsened, she could not concentrate on her work and she kept getting sicker. It was only when she was forced by her mum to go see the ophthalmologist (eye doctor) when they discovered that her red eyes were caused by another medical condition, sarcoidosis (an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands).
It is so easy to dismiss red eyes and think that they are due to only harmless lifestyle and environmental factors. Underlying, however, they could be symptoms of serious conditions which we are not aware of until we seek medical help.
Here are some things you need to know about red eyes.
Your eyes appear red when the tiny blood vessels on the surface of the eyes increase in size and make the eye look bloodshot.
Many things can cause it, like a night of heavy drinking, or an injury to your eye. But if you did not have too much alcohol, or scratch or poke your eyeball recently, there could be other causes. Red eyes (or red eye) is a condition where the sclera (white part of the eye) has become reddened or "bloodshot."