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MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 12, 2018 10:57AM
Left eye, redness in the left side sclera (white part) for over a week. No change in vision, doesn't hurt, not swollen or crunchy feeling like with conjunctivitis, but I do get a small about of goop in the corner of the eye in the mornings. Some headaches recently which may or may not be related.

Probably going to the clinic this afternoon, but thought some speculation here might be fun.
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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 12, 2018 10:59AM
.....you sure not pink eye.....???

....just in case, don't touch and then touch other things.......



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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: billb
Date: March 12, 2018 11:07AM
Likely just a popped blood vessel. Which can take several weeks to clean up.

You could be struggling slightly from an allergy, but also from elevated blood pressure. Good to get cuffed and rule it out. They'll probably be more concerned with the combination of symptoms rather than just the popped blood vessel in your eye. Even though it does look awful.



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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: bfd
Date: March 12, 2018 11:07AM
Allergies? Beginnings of dry eye syndrome?
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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 12, 2018 11:18AM
Need more info to properly misdiagnose you. wink smiley Had your prescription updated recently? Are you old enough to need to upgrade to bifocals/trifocals?



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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 12, 2018 11:22AM
This would be a new allergy if that is it.

Popped blood vessel- maybe, as I first noticed it the day after doing weights at the gym. But what of the goop (discharge)?

At first I thought it was going to be pink eye as I was handling weights and may have rubbed my eye before washing my hands, but since there has been no inflammation or itchiness I think that is not it, but of course I am not a doctor either and what do I know.

Edit: not on any medication, new single foci glasses as of last year. Nothing unusual.



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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 12, 2018 11:28AM
....for the GOOP.....might be Gwyneth Paltrow related..........is it overpriced [ above the means of a regular person's income ].....??



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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 12, 2018 11:29AM
.....if no itchiness, then can't be allergy related.....



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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: March 12, 2018 12:05PM
There's usually little doubt about pink eye regarding the question of visiting a medical specialist. It's extremely contagious and difficult to eradicate from your home. You'll take antibiotics to combat it, then get reinfected. Likely everyone in your home will get it as well. You'll clean and disinfect the entire home then it finds its way back into your home from some neglected doorknob and you repeat the whole process anew. Ask me how I know. It also itches and causes discharge from your eyes that's just, well, gross. So it's unlikely you have pink eye. My poor wife had pink eye and scabies at the same time thanks to some students with tough home environments.



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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 12, 2018 01:19PM
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ztirffritz
There's usually little doubt about pink eye regarding the question of visiting a medical specialist. It's extremely contagious and difficult to eradicate from your home. You'll take antibiotics to combat it, then get reinfected. Likely everyone in your home will get it as well. You'll clean and disinfect the entire home then it finds its way back into your home from some neglected doorknob and you repeat the whole process anew. Ask me how I know. It also itches and causes discharge from your eyes that's just, well, gross. So it's unlikely you have pink eye. My poor wife had pink eye and scabies at the same time thanks to some students with tough home environments.
Ouch - my ex got lice from her students... tough home environment her students came from.
Agreed about it not being pinkeye.



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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: riley5108
Date: March 12, 2018 01:21PM
Just get it checked out.
Allergies: doubtful, both eyes should be red to some degree.
Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye): Should be more discharge and involve the whole eye - not just a sector

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Likely just a popped blood vessel[. Which can take several weeks to clean up.

You could be struggling slightly from an allergy, but also from elevated blood pressure. Good to get cuffed and rule it out. They'll probably be more concerned with the combination of symptoms rather than just the popped blood vessel in your eye. Even though it does look awful.



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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: March 12, 2018 01:34PM
Best to get t checked out.

But in my case I had a similar problem starting about 15-20 years ago. Turned out that one hair follicle in the corner of my eye started growing much longer than normal for that location. So once it gets past about 3/8" it irritates my eye. If I pluck that hair, then the irritation is gone for months until the hair starts growing again.
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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: March 12, 2018 01:49PM
Mike,

Get it checked out. And, despite what everyone else said in the thread, it _can_ be pinkeye. I've had viral pink and bacterial pinkeye. Sometimes I suffer from the common symptoms. Other times just redness. Sometimes redness and lots of tearing. If it's viral, you just have to take precautions to prevent it from spreading and wait it out. Bacterial and you need antibiotic drops. Pink eye is so contagious, I've heard docs prescribe antibiotics for it as a rule of thumb, just in case it isn't viral.

Robert
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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: March 12, 2018 01:52PM
We went to a medicenter/urgent care place initially. They prescribed for just the patient (my son). The second round we went to my eye doctor who prescribed for the entire family. He said "You have a 4 year old with pink eye. If you don't both have it, you soon will. Keep the drops in the refrigerator so you don't need to buy them again the next time that this happens." He was correct on all counts.



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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: March 12, 2018 02:03PM
zt,

Yups! If you have a little one and he/she gets pink eye, then you're going to get it, too. Nearly every time!

Brings to mind Toddler Truism #1:

"When your toddler gets sick, you'll get sick with the same illness and it'll hit you harder."

I can vouch for it!

Robert
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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 12, 2018 03:09PM
Went to the Eye Dr. at my local Costco, her diagnosis - Episcleritis (my eye is not quite as bad as the one in the article photo)

Not contagious, not sure of cause. It just happens to some people. Could prescribe a steroid eye drop, but it's not required. She also said there was a dry spot that could be prolonging the recovery time. I am to do eye drops 3x day until it clears, probably another week or so. (Systane Balance, she recommends against using Visine due to extra stuff in it).

I figured if it had been pink eye then one of the little ones probably would have picked it up by now.

Thanks for humoring me.
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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 12, 2018 03:15PM
.....you sure it ain't.....eye....of the tiger....???



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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 12, 2018 03:35PM
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.....you sure it ain't.....eye....of the tiger....???

Maybe blood-eye of the tiger?
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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: billb
Date: March 12, 2018 03:38PM
My sister used to get pink eye over and over again.
She wore contacts and make-up and who knows what else can aggravate the eye.
No one else in her family ever got it.
Some times you just get lucky.



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Re: MRF Doctors- red eye?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: March 12, 2018 03:59PM
People do a lot of crazy stuff in their sleep...

Any chance you've been doing UFC in the wee small hours?
Any neighbors or family members walking around w/ new bruises?
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