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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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?
Fifty eight percent of survey respondents said that when meeting someone for the first time, bloodshot eyes negatively affected their impression of the person.
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.
Then 30 pairs of bloodshot eyes look you up and down.
North turned then on his friend with bloodshot eyes and a half smile.
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).
The inspector was concerned by their bloodshot eyes and alcoholic breath -- not to mention the deep gash on Prouse's forehead.
However, heavy kava drinking can lead to scaling of the skin and bloodshot eyes.
In a Refusal/DWI case, seasoned prosecutors will focus on the indicia of intoxication, including, the odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the person's breath, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, disheveled clothing, muscular impediments including an inability to stand or walk properly.