Why is my eye red?

Episcleritis is a relatively common, benign cause of red eye, due to inflammation of the episcleral tissues. Nodular episcleritis is characterized by a clearly defined elevated area of inflammation. In simple episcleritis, vascularization is present without an obvious nodule. Differentials include: scleritis (inflammation goes deeper in the tissues and is much more serious), allergic conjunctivitis,Continue reading “Why is my eye red?”

When your eye bleeds

A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a tiny blood vessel breaks just underneath the clear surface of your eye (conjunctiva).  Your eye might feel sore, but there is usually no pain, blurry vision, or discharge.  You may not even realize you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage until you look in the mirror and notice the white partContinue reading “When your eye bleeds”