9 Strange Eye Symptoms You Should NEVER Ignore After 50
#4: Red eye
Dr. Shurgarman points out that ‘having two red eyes is probably not as serious as one red eye.’ Why?
Well, because if both of your eyes get a reddish hue simultaneously, it might be due to minor causes like the common cold or spending too much time outside when it’s windy.
Sometimes, red eyes can also be caused by pink eye. Medically called conjunctivitis, this minor infection can go away on its own or with a simple treatment made of eye drops applied daily.
However, if only one of your eyes suddenly turns red, you might be dealing with a serious inflammation. The most common ones are:
- Uveitis occurs when the middle coating of your eyeball (a protective layer of the eye) starts swelling;
- Scleritis is the inflammation of the outer protective layer of your eyeball.
Both conditions require professional assistance to establish the exact cause and treatment.