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157 Possible Causes for Unilateral Red Eye

  • Foreign Body in the Eye

    […] protection Symptoms Typically unilateral Irritation/foreign body sensation/pain Lacrimation Blurred vision Red eye Signs Foreign body adherent to ocular surface Linear corneal[college-optometrists.org] Aetiology Patient often gives history of foreign body entering eye wind blown high velocity (hammering, grinding) DIY and gardening Predisposing factors Lack of suitable eye[college-optometrists.org]

  • Keratitis

    In the hospitalized patient with a unilateral red eye, always suspect herpes simplex keratitis.[infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com] eye Photophobia Signs Ulcer (stromal infiltrate with overlying epithelial loss) which may be round or arcuate, single or multiple, unilateral or bilateral, adjacent to limbus[college-optometrists.org] Answer and interpretation History: Painful red eye, altered vision, foreign body sensation, photophobia, tearing; usually unilateral Skin (e.g., eyelid) vesicular rash may[lifeinthefastlane.com]

  • Meibomian Cyst

    […] nonym: meibomian cyst, tarsal cyst Description A chalazion, or meibomian cyst, is a focus of granulomatous inflammation in the eyelid arising from a blocked meibomian gland (or tarsal gland) [ 1 ] . Meibomian glands are modified sebaceous glands located in the tarsal plates of the upper and lower lids. (The tarsal[…][patient.info]

  • Conjunctivitis

    The following "red flags" point to other more serious diagnoses, such as keratitis ( inflammation of the cornea ), iritis, or angle closure glaucoma : Unilateral red eye Changes[dermnetnz.org] It is usually unilateral. it is the commonest cause of red eye (1) conjunctivitis in children is predominantly bacterial, with nontypeable H. influenzae being the most common[gpnotebook.co.uk] These conditions are typically unilateral. Nasolacrimal duct obstruction may produce a discharge, but usually the eye is not red.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Eyeball Injury

    An extreme eye injury can cause a globe rupture where the eyeball can split open. This can be due to trauma directly on the eye or around the eye. Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about this injury and the eye surgery options to help save the eye and restore vision.[…][eyeporter.com]

  • Uveitis

    Symptoms [ 11 ] Acute anterior uveitis Usually unilateral. Pain, redness and photophobia are typical. Eye pain is often worse when trying to read.[patient.info] Patients with unilateral anterior uveitis have ocular ache in the affected eye if light is shined in the unaffected eye (true photophobia), which is uncommon in conjunctivitis[merckmanuals.com] Differential diagnosis Any cause of a red eye or visual disturbance should be included in the differential diagnosis.[patient.info]

  • Anterior Uveitis

    Conjunctivitis causes watering and discharge from the eye ACUTE ANTERIOR UVEITIS (IRITIS) Presentation * Painful red eye – usually unilateral. * Photophobia and watering of[redorbit.com] Sudden onset Photophobia Ocular pain Eye redness Non-granulomatous Severe inflammation potentially resulting in: Hypopyon Anterior chamber fibrin Rarely: Papillitis Vitritis[eyewiki.org] This report describes 2 patients who experienced eye pain, photophobia, redness, and edema after undergoing alexandrite (755 nm) laser epilation of the eyebrow area while[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cluster Headache

    Usually unilateral. Deep stabbing pain around the temple or the eye.[diffen.com] Cluster headaches Deep stabbing pain around the temple or the eye, which is usually on one side (unilateral) Stuffy or runny nose Tearing or redness in eyes, droopy eyelids[belmarrahealth.com] Stuffy or runny nose Tearing or redness in eyes, droopy eyelids Migraine Moderate to severe, throbbing head pain.[diffen.com]

  • Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

    Often, closed angle glaucoma presents acutely as a painful red eye. Reference: (1) European Glaucoma Society (EGS) 2008.[gpnotebook.co.uk] Frequently associated symptoms include eye redness, headache (classically unilateral and periorbital), nausea, vomiting, and photophobia.[3] Rarely, acute ACG can present[tamingthesru.com] The condition is frequently bilateral and its incidence increases with age. 90% of acute attacks are unilateral (2).[gpnotebook.co.uk]

  • Central Corneal Ulcer

    . 4 More common complaints include redness, pain, pain with eye movements (suggestive of associated scleritis), blurred vision, photophobia and tearing.[ophthalmologymanagement.com] Although PUK can be bilateral and extensive, it's more often unilateral or asymmetric in its presentation, and the pathology is limited to one sector of the peripheral cornea[ophthalmologymanagement.com]

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