This is the third time this has happened to me, and I truly want to know if this has happened to anyone else. In the past two months, I have had 3 sudden occurrences of one of my eyes turning red. I feel pressure in the specific eye, as if someone is pumping air into my eye, and then it's red.
There is no discharge, no itching, no crust, or pain..just the pressure and the redness.
Yes I have this problem from time to time when my blood pressure climbs. Make an appointment with an eye Dr to rule out other things as one of my left eye burst a vein and know I have a blind spot there. They will dilate your eyes and take pictures to make sure all is well. By he way this happened to me some years ago and is permanent. They have developed a way to fix it with laser surgery but mine is to old and scared. they did try though and it helped a bit.Most likely what is going on with you is benign but have it checked out to make sure.
It happens with slightly more frequency in patients that have high blood pressure, although it is often seen when there is no past medical history. It is often linked to heavy lifting, vigorous coughing or sneezing. These activities can raise the pressure in and around the eyes which in turn can cause a small blood vessel to burst leading to the redness.
Much like a bruise on your skin, it can take about 1 week for it to clear up and your eye to return to its normal appearance. Rest assured that this is a benign condition with no long term consequences. You might want to consider making an appointment with your primary doctor to rule out high blood pressure.
Wow @ Nikkie, thank you VERY much for that!! I have an eye specialist appointment on the 26th. Hope he helps.