Red Eyes

Omphroy Eye Care

Luis C Omphroy, M.D.

Ophthalmology & Cataract Surgeon located in Aiea, HI

There are many reasons for red eyes, which is why seeking an immediate diagnosis and treatment is important. When you have red, irritated, sore, itchy, or painful eyes, Omphroy Eye Care in Aiea, Hawaii, can help. Renowned ophthalmologist Luis Omphroy, MD, is an expert in diagnosing and treating red eyes, and he offers same-day appointments so you can get help fast. Book your appointment by calling the office.

Red Eyes Q & A

Why do I have red eyes?

There are dozens of potential causes of red eyes. Some of the more common causes of red eyes include the following: 

  • Allergies
  • Glaucoma
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Blepharitis
  • Dry eye
  • Cellulitis
  • Fungal keratitis
  • Uveitis
  • Pterygium 

If you have red eyes, it's important to take note of any other symptoms or issues and contact Omphroy Eye Care for a same-day appointment. 

With an eye exam and a description of your symptoms, Dr. Omphroy can promptly determine the cause of your red eyes and start your treatment right away. 

What symptoms do red eyes cause?

Red eyes usually occur along with other symptoms, with all of the symptoms usually having the same root cause. Some common symptoms that occur with red eyes include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Eye burning
  • Itchy eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Sticky or watery eye discharge
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Blurry vision
  • Swollen eyes

Dr. Omphroy will ask a series of questions about when the problems started, your lifestyle, your eye care routines, your health habits, and more. 

This helps him to narrow down the cause of your red eyes so he can perform any necessary tests or evaluations to make your diagnosis. 

How do you treat red eyes?

At Omphroy Eye Care, Dr. Omphroy treats the underlying red eye trigger to give you relief as soon as possible. Your treatment may include eye drops, eye compresses, topical ointments, oral medication, and other conservative measures. 

If you have a serious underlying problem, you may need surgery for red eyes. Dr. Omphroy always prioritizes conservative care, but if you simply can’t get good results from non-surgical treatments, he doesn’t hesitate to recommend appropriate surgical interventions. 

After treatment fully resolves your red eyes, Dr. Omphroy may recommend some long-term changes to minimize the chance of recurrence. These could include simple changes like always wearing sunglasses outside, avoiding certain triggers, and washing your hands frequently. 

Omphroy Eye Care provides the best in diagnosis and treatment of red eyes in their office. Book your same-day appointment by calling the office or clicking the online appointment tool today.