Red eye

  • Eye infection, conjunctivitis
  • When you have a red eye, the white of your eye is red.
  • One or both eyes can be red.
  • You can have symptoms such as itching, mucus or pus, watery eyes, a burning feeling and swollen eyelids.
  • Some common causes are:
    • eye infection
    • dry eyes
    • inflammation or infection of the edge of the eyelids
    • allergy
    • damaged cornea due to a speck of dirt or splinter
  • If you have a red eye, always¬†contact your GP:
    • if your eye hurts
    • if you see less clearly than before
    • if you are suddenly sensitive to light or if it suddenly hurts to look into light.
  • Dutch healthcare practices in general may differ from what you are used to in your home country. Learn more.

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