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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Bloodshot eyes occur when the small blood vessels of the usually transparent conjunctiva membrane on the surface of the eye become enlarged and congested with blood, giving a red tint to the underlying sclera, the "white" of the eyes.
The question concerning eye symptoms was, "Have you had any of the following symptoms in the past one month: itchy eyes, bloodshot eye, and/or lacrimation?
And instead of bloodshot eyes I had 20 pairs of peepers peer at me through their bi-focals.
Today (pictured right) Yasmine's bloated face is barely recognisable and her sunken, bloodshot eyes are ringed with dark shadows.
They almost all have bloodshot eyes, long, lippy mouths, and wardrobes mixing the utterly chic and the acutely thrifted (to which Calvin pays Alex Katz-like attention).
Bloodshot eyes aside, what Republic readers (482,159 daily, 614,422 Sunday) will be looking at is a major redesign of the paper, one that already is being sketched out in the drawing room.
The inspector was concerned by their bloodshot eyes and alcoholic breath -- not to mention the deep gash on Prouse's forehead.
This condition may cause us to be accused by our friends of engaging in wild parties, and while such may be the case in some instances, bloodshot eyes can result from many factors.
However, heavy kava drinking can lead to scaling of the skin and bloodshot eyes.
RSPCA inspector Helen Smith said: "The vet who looked at him noted that he had bloodshot eyes and fresh blood in his mouth, which indicates strangulation.
Then with our towels we'd soon be dried, contented kids, with bloodshot eyes.