localised subtle and sudden redness in eyes



Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/21/2019 - 23:49
United Kingdom
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?

Iron deficiency anemia; dust allergy

Do you use any eye drops?

Dry eyes drops and I have also tried allergy drops but the redness keeps appearing.

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I wear cosmetic lenses once in a while (e.g. once every week or once every two weeks) and don't experience any discomfort with them.





It has been more than a month that I experience localised redness, which gets noticeable suddenly for an hour or so and doesn't present any kind of pain or eye watering, sometime I do experience a gritty feeling.

The redness is only present in small section in the eye while the rest of the eye is white and it keeps going better and worse through out the day.

I have been for an eye test and the optometrist identified it as just dry eye but the redness is localized and I keep experiencing it with dry eye drops. The redness is very slight, and I don't experience any other symptoms other than gritty feeling sometimes, can it be episcleritis?




Thanks for your Question



It might be episcleritis but usually it associated with pain. Most likely you have pterygium or pinguecula which is benign growth in the conjunctiva that can be easily irritated with localized redness.

Try to use preservative free lubrication more frequently and i prefer if you visit an eye doctor just to be sure of what you have.