12-10-2011 02:22 PM
12-10-2011 03:03 PM
Hi, Paul ~ I'm sure the rubbing didn't help, but it may have started with an allergy, since your eye was itching last night. Opthalmologist once suggested Naphcon-A for that type of thing when I had an allergic reaction to trimming some shrubs. It used to be prescription, but now over the counter. It is very soothing. I also sometimes use Systane eye drops, like natural tears, when eyes are feeling dry. I think that staying hydrated helps. Don't let eyes "dry out". See eye doctor for best advice and followup.
12-10-2011 04:30 PM
Has anyone ever awoken in the morning with a very red,half blood-shot eye? And have not clue as to what caused It. It looks pretty bad but no pain or discomfort in it. I have not been ill but last night my eyes were itching quite a bit so I really rubbed them very hard. Maybe I just answered my own question. Did excess hard rubbing cause me to have a "cherry" eye? Peace to all
I haven't had it happen personally, but I have seen it reported on many forums over the years.
It is not always related to diabetes. Usually it is simply a small burst blood vessel and a minor annoyance, but occasionally it is a symptom of a deeper problem. For that reason it should not be ignored and you should see an eye specialist, preferably an ophthalmologist, as soon as possible to be sure.
If it is a minor problem, you will waste some money but receive reassurance. But if it isn't, you will be forever grateful you caught it early.
Don't rub them at all, let alone pretty hard. Yeah, I know, easier said than done.
12-11-2011 11:11 AM - edited 12-11-2011 11:13 AM
In addition to what Nancy (powerwalker) and Alan told you, sneezing very hard and or coughing very hard, can also make the eye(s) bloodshot. It is always best to get it checked out. p.s. If you have high blood pressure, that can also be a cause of it.
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