What Causes Red Eyes After Sleep?

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Definition
Eye redness is due to swollen or dilated blood vessels, which cause the surface of the eye to look red, or bloodshot.
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Bloodshot eyes; Red eyes; Scleral infection; Conjunctival infection


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There are many possible causes of a red eye or eyes. Some are cause for concern; some are medical emergencies. Others are of no consequence or concern at all. The degree of redness or appearance of blood usually does not correlate to how serious the situation is. It is...

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