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In the last 2 weeks, after I have just a glass or two of

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In the last 2 weeks, after I have just a glass or two of wine, a cocktail, etc I seem to get really red irrated eyes what is the problem I am a flight attendant and this looks awlful!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.
Has this happened before when you drink alcohol?
Does any other part of your body get red/flushed?
Does this only happend when you drink alcohol?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
never happened before and no other part gets red.
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.
Alcohol can dilate the blood vessels which is why your skin may be warm when drinking alcohol. This can cause your eye blood vessels to dilate as well and look red.

This is unusual to come on suddenly however. It may be possible that your have underlying dry eyes and exacerbated by the alcohol. I recommend you use artificial tears 4-6 times daily to soothe your eyes.