bloodshot eyes


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bloodshot eyes

A popular term for eyes that appear red due to dilation of the conjunctival vessels overlying the sclera.

Aetiology
Dry air, sun exposure, dust, foreign body, allergies, infection, trauma.

Clinical findings
Pain, burning itching.
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The nose is a spiral dome, the mouth has a sagging lower lip, the bloodshot eyes have black pupils.
One of the offender is said to be a white man, aged between 45 and 50, about 5ft 10in tall of skinny build and scruffy appearance with bloodshot eyes and grey stubble.
Almost without exception, the male characters are unlikeable and deserve everything they get, while women serve two purposes: to answer the phone or stare adoringly into their man's bloodshot eyes.
Set in 1988, it is a sweet yet exceedingly slight tale of unrequited love and narcotic excess as seen through the bloodshot eyes of 23-year-old twins, who must make bold decisions about their future as they stumble towards adulthood.
Research published in Ethology finds that people with bloodshot eyes are considered sadder, unhealthier and less attractive than people whose eye whites are untinted, a cue which is uniquely human.
The occurrence of bloodshot eyes in the urban area and the desert area was reported to be 11% and 32%, respectively, and lacrimation was 8% and 36%, respectively.
you look closely you'll see everything in my bloodshot eyes
"I hate having a bright red, dry nose and bloodshot eyes and being constantly swaddled in tissues.
Bloodshot eyes could be due to eye strain, tiredness or too much alcohol, as well as lack of vitamins B2 and B6.
His bloodshot eyes reflected a pool of wisdom and weariness as he welcomed me to his office that soon became a reconciliation room.
By full-time we will all have bloodshot eyes, steam coming out of our ears and sweaty nether regions.
Instructors of the class also teach the participants to recognize signs that can indicate possible alcohol or other drug use, such as bloodshot eyes, unfocused vision, impaired balance, slurred speech, odor of alcohol, hallucinations, or wild or incoherent statements.