A police cop pulled over my patient, saw his red eye, and questioned him for DUI. Did you know that bloodshot and “glassy” looking eyes are associated with alcohol consumption?
Episcleritis is a relatively common, benign, and self-limited cause of red eye. It is caused by inflammation of the episcleral tissues. A 2013 study estimated incidence of episcleritis as 41.0 per 100,000 per year and prevalence at 52.6.
I prescribed anti-inflammatory eye drops to help with the redness and swelling.