Red Eye near Kansas City, KS

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What Is Red Eye?

Sometimes, the tiny blood vessels on the white part of the eye (the sclera) can become swollen or enlarged. This can create the appearance of red eyes. Most commonly, this is the result of:

  • An eye infection (such as pink eye)
  • A broken blood vessel (subconjunctival hemorrhage)
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • An eye injury

While it may not always be serious, it should always be reviewed by an eye specialist, like the ones at Heart of America Eye Care, if your symptoms last a week or more or you begin to experience pain in the eye or issues seeing. Our eye doctors can diagnose and treat the root cause of your red eye as needed to help you find relief. For more information or to schedule an exam, contact one of our locations in Shawnee Mission or Overland Park, KS or Belton, MO.

How Is Red Eye Treated?

The cause of your red eye can be determined during a comprehensive exam at any of our offices. We will perform an exam on the eye and may perform other diagnostic tests to give us a better idea of your condition. Based on these findings, we can create a treatment plan if needed. Some treatments may include:

  • Prescription eye drops
  • Antibiotics for the eye
  • Antihistamines

If the cause of your red eye is something more extreme, such as trauma, we will provide more advanced treatment methods.

Reduce Red Eye

If you have a red eye, you may dislike how you look or worry it could be a severe issue. The good news is red eyes are often minor issues that may not even need to be treated. However, having your eye looked at by a professional is essential to ensure no more significant problem is at play. The team at Heart of America Eye Care are trained to diagnose red eye and provide appropriate treatment options. Contact one of our locations in Overland Park or Shawnee Mission, KS or Belton, MO to learn more.

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