Red Eye Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 11, 2019
  • Author: Robert H Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is red eye?

What is the pathophysiology of red eye?

What causes red eye?

What is the role of subconjunctival hematoma in the etiology of red eye?

What are infectious causes of red eye?

What is the prevalence of red eye?

What is the prognosis of red eye?

Presentation

Which clinical findings suggest a conjunctivitis etiology for red eye?

Which clinical findings suggest a blepharitis etiology for red eye?

Which clinical findings suggest a canaliculitis etiology for red eye?

Which clinical findings suggest a keratitis etiology for red eye?

Which clinical findings suggest a dacryocystitis etiology for red eye?

Which clinical findings suggest a scleritis etiology for red eye?

Which clinical findings suggest a pterygium etiology for red eye?

Which clinical findings suggest a subconjunctival hemorrhage etiology for red eye?

What is the focus of clinical history for the evaluation of red eye?

What is included in the physical exam for red eye?

Which clinical findings suggest an episcleritis etiology for red eye?

Which clinical findings suggest a corneal injury etiology for red eye?

Which clinical findings suggest an iritis etiology for red eye?

Which clinical findings suggest a dry eye syndrome (DES) etiology for red eye?

Which clinical findings suggest a glaucoma etiology for red eye?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of red eye?

What are the differential diagnoses for Red Eye?

Workup

How is the etiology of red eye determined?

Treatment

When is a specialist consultation indicated for the treatment of red eye?

How is red eye treated?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of red eye?

Which medications in the drug class Topical Antibiotics, Ophthalmic are used in the treatment of Red Eye?

Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines, Ophthalmic are used in the treatment of Red Eye?

Which medications in the drug class Ophthalmic Lubricants are used in the treatment of Red Eye?

Which medications in the drug class Diuretics, Osmotic Agents are used in the treatment of Red Eye?

Which medications in the drug class Antiglaucoma, Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Red Eye?

Which medications in the drug class Miotics, Direct-Acting are used in the treatment of Red Eye?

Which medications in the drug class Topical Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Red Eye?

Which medications in the drug class Topical Antiviral Agents are used in the treatment of Red Eye?