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Your Eye Redness in One Eye May Also be Known as:
My left eye is red
My right eye is red
One of my eyes is red
One red eye
Redness in left eye
Redness in right eye

Top 2 Eye Redness in One Eye Causes

  1. 1.Corneal Abrasion

    Corneal abrasion is a wound to the part of the eye known as the cornea. The cornea is the crystal clear (transparent) tissue that covers the front of the eye. It works with the lens of the eye to focus images on the retina.

    You should visit the ER if the pain is bad or the injury to the eye is severe. Otherwise, you can use any pain relieving eye drops and your eye should heal in 1-3 days.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    blurry vision, sensitivity to light, constant eye pain, moderate eye pain, pain in one eye
    Symptoms that always occur with corneal abrasion:
    pain in one eye, wateriness in one eye, constant eye pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Acute Close - Angle Glaucoma

    Acute, close-angle glaucoma is caused by a rapid or sudden increase in pressure within the eye that occasionally results in permanent blindness.

    You should proceed to an Emergency Room as prompt treatment is key to preventing optic nerve damage and vision loss.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, nausea or vomiting, being severely ill, vision changes, blurry vision
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Eye Redness in One Eye

  • Q.Is your eye redness constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long has your eye been red?
  • Q.Does light bother your eyes more than usual?
  • Q.Do you feel like there is something in your eye?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our eye redness in one eye symptom checker.

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Eye Redness in One Eye Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced eye redness in one eye have also experienced:

    • 6% Eye Pain
    • 5% Swelling of the Eye Area
    • 4% Sore Throat
  • People who have experienced eye redness in one eye had symptoms persist for:

    • 44% Less Than a Week
    • 30% Less Than a Day
    • 12% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced eye redness in one eye were most often matched with:

    • 3% Acute Close - Angle Glaucoma
    • 3% Corneal Abrasion

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