Eye

Ask an Eye Doctor and Get an Answer ASAP

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Eye
This answer was rated:

Every morning when I first wake up, my eyes are bloodshot. I

have to use eye drops...
Every morning when I first wake up, my eyes are bloodshot. I have to use eye drops to clear them up. This happened about the same time I developed a rash with red pimple like shapes on my abdomen. Could this be related? I went to see a dermatologist about the rash, but the did not know what it was or ran any blood test. Please help if you can. If it helps any to say, I went to visit a friend in the hospital back in October and about a week later my right eyelid started to swell and went back to normal the next day. About three days later the rash appeared. I was told that it could be MRSA. I know most of this does not pertain to the eyes but that is where it started. I have a doctors appt. Monday.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Answered in 9 minutes by:
12/18/2010
Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 3,343
Experience: Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
Verified
Hello and thanks for your question.
Do you have any discharge coming from the eyes? Do your eyes feel gravelly or burning in sensation when you get up in the morning?
Are you using a get-the-red-out or redness-reliever drops everyday? If so, how many times/day are you using them and for how long have you been using them?
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
No discharge. sometimes the feel like a burning sensation but only on occasionally.I use the AC relief or real tears.Yes I have to use it every day now for the past two months. About 2 to 3 times a day.
It is entirely possible that the initial reason why your eyes became red was a MRSA infection of the conjunctiva. But I suspect there are a couple of things right now that are causing the eyes to remain red. First the chronic use of these redness reliever drops over time can cause the eyes to stay red. Second it sounds like you have some dry eyes and possibly some eyelid inflammation.
I would recommend stopping the redness reliever drops and switching to an artificial tear without this property to use 3-4x per day, consistently. I would also recommend using hot compresses each morning on your eyes for 10 minutes.
If you've been doing this for a couple of weeks without relief then you may need to see your eye doctor.
Does that make sense and does that help address your concerns?
I am happy to be able to help you today. If you would be so kind, please help me get credit for my efforts in answering your questions and press the ACCEPT button for this encounter. I would also be happy to continue to answer any more questions you have until we have resolved your concern.
Also, any positive feedback and/or bonus you may feel prompted to provide would be welcomed and is appreciated.
My opinion is solely informative and does not constitute a formal medical opinion or recommendation. For a formal medical opinion and/or recommendation you must be examined by your doctor.
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
What is MRSA infection of the conjunctiva? I do not have any inflammation of the eyelids. It only happened that one time and was back to normal in 1-2 days. I still have the rash and it comes and goes. I know this does not pertain to the eyes, but do you think the two could be connected somehow? I know it's a lot to ask but the dermatologist did'nt help much.

MRSA is short for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (a resistant form of staph aureus bacteria). It can cause an infection of the conjunctiva (or thin, transparent layer of skin overlying the white part of the eye). It is fairly uncommon, but can be picked up in a hospital setting.

As far as the inflammation in the eyelids, it is very common and it is usually not a visibly obvious finding (the eyelids usually don't necessarily appear red and swollen), but the symptoms that the inflammation causes are quite characteristic as your symptoms sound to be.

As far as the rash coming and going, I do not suspect that it is related to the eyes; usually rashes on the abdomen are not related to problems in the eyes. An abdominal rash can sometimes be related to underlying liver or gall bladder disease. Do you a history of hepatitis or heavy alcohol use? Is this rash itchy?

Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 3,343
Experience: Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
Verified
Dr. Dan B. and 87 other Eye Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr. Dan B. Your Own Question
Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 3,343
3,343 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Dan B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Dan B.

Dr. Dan B.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

3,343 satisfied customers

Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Stan

Dr. Stan

Ophthalmologist

905 satisfied customers

Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon

Dr. Stevens

Dr. Stevens

Ophthalmologist

629 satisfied customers

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Susan

Dr. Susan

Ophthalmologist

217 satisfied customers

Board Certified & Fellowship trained eye surgeon.

Dr. JP

Dr. JP

Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery

28 satisfied customers

Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts Eye and Ear

Dr-Trace

Dr-Trace

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

26 satisfied customers

Board Certified in General Ophthalmology

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

11 satisfied customers

Glaucoma Specialist, Associate Professor FAU, Teaching Faculty Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

< Previous | Next >

Related Eye Questions
I guess I'm just nervous because I'm not used to all this.
Hello. I guess I'm just nervous because I'm not used to all this. Do you think I have high calcium or hypaparathyroidism or hypoparathyroidism with the symptoms I've shared?… read more
Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta
MD, CEO
Post-Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
I've been taking drops for dry eye xiidra. The vision itself
the vision itself is fine, i can't open them or have to close them shortly thereafter … read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,247 satisfied customers
My right eye continualy leaks water ( tears ) all the time.
my right eye continualy leaks water ( tears ) all the time. day or night no matter what type of day it is. people are alaways asking why im crying and it gets on my nerves.. can you help me with an an… read more
Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B.
Board Certified Ophthalmologist
3,343 satisfied customers
Now and then, I get itching under my arms. There is no rash,
Now and then, I get itching under my arms. There is no rash, I don't use deodorants and I don't put soap under my arms. I just use clean water to wash them. So far I haven't found anything that is a p… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,035 satisfied customers
Thursday AM i woke up with a dry eye that was red in the
thursday AM i woke up with a dry eye that was red in the inner corner. friday morning i woke up and it was still red so i used some dry eye drops. it was better friday night and the redness had subdue… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
6,804 satisfied customers
I had a question on lasik. I had lasik 7 days ago and
yes, I had lasik 7 days ago and although I am experiencing great vision I have a question about an issue for you does lasik cause nerve damage to the cornea nerve and is that why i am experiencing dry eye? … read more
Dr. Longo
Dr. Longo
Optometrist
Doctor of Optometry
42 satisfied customers
I have dry eye syndrome, but I think I have allergies now. I
.I have dry eye syndrome, but I think I have allergies now. I took a steroid/antibiotic twice, but as soon as I go off, the symptoms come back, and now instead of my eyes being very dry, they are wate… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
518 satisfied customers
If I have dry eye syndrome, but I desperately need to take
If I have dry eye syndrome, but I desperately need to take one or two 25mg doses of Atarax in order to break my string of sleepless nights, should I be concerned that it could worsen my symptoms irrep… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,619 satisfied customers
I have severe dry eyes; I have to use drops every two or so
I have severe dry eyes; I have to use drops every two or so hours. Is there any procedure that I can undertake that would help? I had PRK surgery a few years back, but the dry eyes preceded the surger… read more
Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta
MD, CEO
Post-Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
This is for a optomologist..i ahve dry eye disease for along
this is for a optomologist..i ahve dry eye disease for along time now but about a month but use all kinds of drops for that. i kept feeling something in the white of my eye which is kinda on the side … read more
Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai
Board certified general ophthalmologist
Master\u0027s Degree
1,570 satisfied customers
Have dry eye with plug in eye something over my eye causing
have dry eye with plug in eye something over my eye causing me not to see good … read more
Spencer Chun
Spencer Chun
Board Certified Family Medicine MD
MD
7 satisfied customers
Rick I was wondering which one are best for dry eyes: clear
Hi Dr Rick I was wondering which one are best for dry eyes: clear eyes, visine or theratears… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
518 satisfied customers
Middle of the night sever eye pain, dry eye feeling. This is
Middle of the night sever eye pain, dry eye feeling. This is happening for last 2 weeks. Some nights more painful then other nights. Hot painful discomfort. … read more
Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai
Board certified general ophthalmologist
Master\u0027s Degree
1,570 satisfied customers
Blood sugar 427 i don't feel bad but, I've noticed dry eye
Blood sugar 427 i don't feel bad but, I've noticed dry eye and vision changes. … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,367 satisfied customers
I have developed dry eyes/blepharitis and retinal hole
HelloI have developed dry eyes/blepharitis and retinal hole (fully-operculated). This was all checked out by ophthalmologist and retinal specialist and treated accordingly.I have a question specific t… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
518 satisfied customers
I have had dry eye syndrome since about 2012. However in the
I have had dry eye syndrome since about 2012. However in the last month sometimes when I wake up in the morning my mouth feels really dry for a while. I thought this was from all the dry heat from win… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
518 satisfied customers
A couple of months ago I started getting dry eyes (I also
A couple of months ago I started getting dry eyes (I also wear monthly disposable contacts a lot) but about 3 weeks ago it got to the point that when I put my contacts in it constantly feels like ther… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,619 satisfied customers
I have extremely dry eyes and Superficial Keratitis in one
I have extremely dry eyes and Superficial Keratitis in one eye. My doctor put me on tobramycin Dexamethasone drops 3 times a day for 1 week and then once a day the next week and wanted me to stop afte… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,035 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x