Untreated eye redness due to eye infections could also lead to permanent eye damage. The infection can penetrate deeper into the interior parts of the eye, which could lead to very serious conditions like endophthalmitis.
What Remedies Can I Use for Eye Redness?
The causes of your red eyes would normally determine how you can treat them. However, some common home remedies that could help relieve your symptoms include:
A warm or cool compress
Soak your towel in some warm water then wring it out. Be sure the water is not too hot because your eye would be sensitive. Put the towel on your eye for around 10 minutes.
A warm compress could help increase blood flow to your eyes. However, if it does not work, you could opt for a cool (not too cold) compress instead. A cool compress could help relieve itchiness and inflammation.
Change contact lenses
If you have chronic eye redness when you wear contact lenses, your lenses might be irritating. This can happen if you have not replaced your contact lenses for a while or have switched to a new brand. It would be best to consult a doctor regarding new prescriptions or change of brand.
However, the problem could also be your contact lens solution. Some contact lens solutions will not work as well for certain contact lenses.
Your doctor might recommend eye drops for you to use along with other home care treatments such as antibiotics. During your eye examination, they may also use a saline solution to wash out irritants in the eyes.
Overall Eye Health: All You Need to Know