Comprehensive Therapy

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 43–46 | Cite as

The red eye

  • Hampton Roy
Original Article


A red eye is a cardinal sign of ocular inflammation. Most cases are benign and can be managed by the primary care provider. The key is recognizing cases requiring ophthalmological consultation by differentiating between ciliary and conjunctival infection. Ciliary injection indicates inflammation of the cornea, iris, or ciliary body, whereas conjunctival injection mainly affects the posterior conjunctival blood vessels.


Latanoprost Bimatoprost Azelastine Allergic Conjunctivitis Comp THER 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of ArkausarLittle Rock

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