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Red Eyes Specialist

Advanced Eye Center

Ophthalmologist & Eye Surgeon & Aesthetic Laser Services located in Hialeah, FL

Having red eyes might be embarrassing or a sign of an eye problem requiring treatment. At Advanced Eye Center, in Hialeah, Florida, Rodrigo Belalcazar, MD, and his team can find the root cause of red eyes and treat them to restore your vision and eye health. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Belalcazar by phone or book online at the first sign of red eyes.

Red Eyes Q & A

What are red eyes?

Red eyes occur when the white part of your eye turns red. The entire white might look red, or you may notice a smaller red patch in your eye. It can indicate an injury, illness, or eye disease. Your eyes might also feel sore or tender. Dr. Belalcazar can clear up red eyes to improve their appearance and reduce the risk of discomfort and complications. 

What causes red eyes?

Numerous factors can contribute to red eyes, which occur when vessels at the surface of the whites of your eyes get swollen. Examples include:

  • Dryness
  • Colds or allergies
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Injuries
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Dust particles
  • Eye diseases
  • Corneal ulcers or scratches
  • Acute glaucoma
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • Pterygium (corneal growth)
  • Digital eye strain
  • Glaucoma

While some causes of eye redness are simply a nuisance, others require immediate medical attention.

How does my provider diagnose the cause of red eyes?

To find out what’s causing red eyes and develop a treatment plan, Dr. Belalcazar reviews your medical history and symptoms and examines your eyes. He might use a special light to get an in-depth view of the inside of your eyes and dilate your pupils during a comprehensive eye exam.

During visual acuity tests, you read letters on an eye chart. Refraction tests determine whether you require glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision. Dr. Belalcazar might complete an eye muscle coordination test, peripheral vision tests, slit-lamp microscope examinations, ultrasound, or intraocular pressure tests.

What are the treatment options for red eyes?

Depending on what causes your red eyes, Dr. Belalcazar and his staff might recommend one of the following treatments:

  • Eye drops
  • Resting your eyes
  • Glasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Medications
  • Allergy treatments
  • Laser treatments
  • Plexr plasma treatment

Plexr is a non-surgical plasma treatment that can tighten eyelid skin and improve your line of vision. Dr. Belalcazar personalizes each red-eye treatment based on what’s causing the condition, your lifestyle, and your preferences.

Don’t live with red eyes if they embarrass you or feel uncomfortable. Schedule an appointment with Advanced Eye Center by phone, or book online today.