1. Is the condition treatable?
Cases of red-eye are highly treatable even if it is a serious medical condition. Minor cases can be treated with the help of over-the- counter eye drops, but if symptoms persist it is better to visit an opthalmologist.
2. What are the home remedies for red eye?
Home remedies for red-eye include cold fomentations, eye washes, use of an eye patch and avoidance of strong light or reading fine print.
3. Can I prevent getting a red eye?
Red-eye can be prevented by maintaining proper eye-care and hygiene. Avoid exposure to pollen, dust, pollution, infected persons and other potential triggers. Wash hands with soap and avoid rubbing eyes to prevent infection.
4. Can red eye lead to blindness?
Simple uncomplicated cases, such as conjunctivitis, styes and allergies, are easily treatable and do not affect vision. Untreated red-eye can cause complications and affect the vision greatly.
5. Can babies have red eye?
Yes, babies can also have symptoms of red-eye like adults. Such cases require prompt attention of a paediatrician or a paediatric ophthalmologist for early intervention and care.