A reaction to typically harmless items such as pollens, meals, and medicines causes an allergy. In most cases, these drugs are harmless. When you’re allergic to anything, your body recognises it as a ‘danger’ and reacts.
Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a type of eye strain that occurs when you use a computer or other digital device for an extended period of time. Anyone who has spent more than a few hours on a computer or other digital device has likely experienced some of the side effects of long-term computer use.
Stinging and itching, as well as gritty or burning sensations in and around the eye, are common symptoms of contact lens discomfort. Other symptoms include light sensitivity, eye redness, excessive wetting, eye dryness, or the sensation of a foreign object in the eye.
The thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye is reddened and inflamed by conjunctivitis. It’s a rather frequent ailment. Conjunctivitis is commonly referred to as “red eye.” Conjunctivitis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment, is discussed on this page.
Dry eye syndrome is a very prevalent problem. When the eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too soon, this occurs. The eyes get dry, red, swollen, and irritated as a result of this. If you experience any serious symptoms, consult your optometrist or doctor right away.
When you stare at one item yet see two pictures, this is known as double vision (diplopia). If you or your child has double vision or other vision difficulties, you should consult an optician or your doctor (see signs of vision problems below).
Eyelid issues are prevalent, but they are rarely significant. If you’re concerned, see your doctor. If you feel discomfort in or around your eye, or if you have any new, unexpected vision loss, contact a GP or GP out-of-hours service right away, or go to your nearest emergency department.
Foreign Objects / Eye Irritants
Pain | Red eye | Blurred vision
A foreign object is anything that comes into contact with the eye, such as dust, grit, or any other substance. Most of the time, we don’t notice these items because they’re so minute – and if they do get into our eyes, they’re harmless and quickly removed.
Infected Tear Duct
Pain | Red eye | Excessive tearing
This inflammation of the tear drainage system in one or both eyes, also known as dacryocystitis, causes excessive tearing, redness, and discharge despite the absence of allergies, colds, or other issues.
Red eye can be frightening, but it’s usually simply an indication of a small eye problem. If it hurts, it could be a sign of something more serious. If your red-eye doesn’t improve after a few days, consult a doctor.
Lump | Redness | Pain
On the inside or outside of the eyelid, a stye is a tiny, painful bump (cyst). A bacterial infection is the most common cause of styes. They normally only affect one eye at a time. It’s possible to have styes in both eyes or many styes in the same eye.