Red eyes

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Dry eyes

Dry eye syndrome, or dry eye disease, occurs when the eyes do not make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly because the oil glands are blocked or abnormal.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Sandy or gritty eyes

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Dry eyes.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Infective conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is redness and inflammation of the thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye (conjunctiva).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Discharge from eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Sandy or gritty eyes

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Infective conjunctivitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Inflammation of eyelids

Blepharitis is inflammation of the rims of the eyelids, which causes them to become red and swollen.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Red eyes
  • Discharge from eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Swollen eyelid
  • Eye pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Inflammation of eyelids.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease is a rare condition that mainly affects children under the age of five.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Skin rash
  • High temperature
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • Feeling irritable
  • Mouth soreness

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Kawasaki disease.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Measles

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • White spots inside cheeks
  • Skin rash
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of appetite
  • High temperature

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Measles.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Uveitis

Uveitis is inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, called the uvea or uveal tract.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Red eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Spots moving across field of vision
  • Eyes sensitive to light
  • Loss of outer vision

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Uveitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.