Red Eye syndrome typically is a form of dry-eye or conjunctivitis that causes the eye to turn red from irritation. Red eye is a generic term that doesn’t refer to a specific condition, but rather to the underlying symptoms that result from one of many causes of eye irritation. It’s important to diagnose the cause of red eye, as sometimes the underlying cause can be more serious than standard dry-eye or conjunctivitis. Other common causes of red-eye include the overuse of eye drops (specifically those with irritating preservatives), corneal infection, ruptured blood vessels, smoke, and various types of glaucoma.
Red Eye Relief
For common red-eye problems, red-eye drops are popular as they can relieve both irritation, as well as the inflamed red eye color that comes with the irritation.