Bloodshot eyes or red eyes are a symptom of many other eye diseases in which whitish portion of eyeball turned into red. Sometimes it doesn’t have any other symptoms, meanwhile, sometime it is associated with the many other symptoms like eye pain, discharge, burning sensation, etc. Bloodshot eyes are not a big problem to be considered, but it can be big due to the association with other eye problems like poor vision or eye discharge. It is a usual phenomenon and no required any specific medication.
HEre is the Bloodshot Causes
SYMPTOMS OF BLOODSHOT EYES
Bloodshot eyes itself a symptom of other eye diseases and it’s not unusual. But many times redness of the eye is associated with many other eye symptoms like
- Pain in eye
- Impaired eye vision
- Watery discharge from the eye
- Eye strain
- Burning sensation
- Irritation or discomfort
When these symptoms begin to appear along with the bloodshot eyes, you must consult to your nearby eye specialist.
HOW BLOODSHOT EYES HAPPEN?
The eyeball has whitish portion sclera and central dark, domed shape cornea which covers the pupil. Nutrition and oxygen are supplied by the minute blood vessels which lie between the sclera and conjunctiva (a transparent layer over the entire eyeball). When these vessels are swollen or being leaked, your whitish portion of eyeball changed into the redness and you may also feel some discomfort and irritation.
When any allergen or stimuli entered into the eye, the body’s immune system activated at once. Body’s cells diagnosed it as a foreign particle and produce many plasma proteins like interleukin, cytotoxic T cells, macrophages, neutrophils which immediately captured the foreign particle and engulf it. When a particle is engulfed, there is a little destruction of tissues occur, and inflammatory proteins begin to clog it.
Due to the destruction of tissues, inflammation occurs. Minute blood vessels are a little destroyed and poor oxygen is supplied to the eye which causes the dilation of blood vessels and redness in the eye. This is the normal phenomenon and healed itself after 24 hours. If the particle escaped from being engulfed and destroy the body tissues, then other eye symptoms appeared which need proper medical treatment.
HOME TIPS TO GET RID OF BLOODSHOT EYES
Many medicines, eye drops are available which can cure this, but home tips are also equally effective to get rid of this redness. These remedies not only cure the bloodshot eyes but also keep the eye safe from being infected. These home tips include
1- Wash Eyes daily
Eye hygiene is very important to save your vision. Daily wash your eyes with Luke warm water three to four times a day. You can also use cold water. When you wash your eyes or eyelids, it removes dust particles from your eyes and keeps your eye neat and clean. Must clean your eyes before going to bed at night.
2- Artificial Tears
Dryness or insufficient production of tear film makes the eyes more prone to being infected because eyelids become unable to close due to lack of liquid. When eyelids will not close, how you can stop the eye exposure to environmental pollution. So use artificial tears to keep your eyes lubricated and clean.
3- Switch Your Contacts
If you are having long term chronic bloodshot eyes, might be a reason of your expired or outdated lenses. Because material present in certain lenses can increase the likelihood of infection or irritation. Use best contact solution for your lenses because it might be possible, ingredients of your using solution are not compatible with your lenses. Therefore, Switch your contacts and use appropriate solution for your lenses to avoid redness or itching.
4- Change Your Dietary Habits
Drink plenty of water or liquids to stay hydrated all time, because dryness may also a common cause of redness. Take healthy diets like fresh juices, meat, soup, almonds, nuts, green leafy vegetables, and seasonal fruits to get enough nutrients for your eye health. Be sure, eating an excessive amount of the inflammatory foods may also cause redness in the eye. Inflammatory foods include dairy products, processed foods, and fast foods which cause inflammation if eaten in excess amount.
5- Be Aware Of Your Surroundings
You are living in a polluted environment, millions of dust particles and harmful gases are surrounded us. We need to do some protective measures to keep our eyes safe from harmful chemicals. You should use sunglasses to protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays of the sun as well as from the dust of the environment. When you are on go, wear goggles to keep the eye-safe and wash your eyes after returned. These five home tips are more than enough to protect your eyes. If despite using these tips, you still have redness in eyes then you need to talk to your doctor