Seeing Red: A Guide to Identifying and Treating the Many Causes of a Red Eye

Some bloodshot eyes require urgent care; others can be resolved with minimal treatment – or a lesson in contact lens hygiene! Ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon Melissa Neuwelt, MD, breaks down the causes – ranging from broken blood vessels caused by heavy lifting to underlying conditions such as dry eye or glaucoma – and provides clues and images to help doctors distinguish them in the exam room. Includes a usable chart categorizing conditions by onset, pain and vision changes.


May 11, 2021

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UCSF MedConnection

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Melissa Neuwelt, MD

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Vitreoretinal surgeon

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