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Most people experience red eyes at one point or another. The conjunctiva, or the eye’s white part, can become enlarged and irritated, causing the eyes to turn red. The red-eye condition can happen due to different reasons. In some cases, red eyes may be a sign of a health or medical condition when accompanied by other symptoms. Some eye problems include conjunctivitis or pink eye, corneal ulcer, uveitis, or acute glaucoma.
Millions of Americans suffer from dry eyes. Some cases will go away without any medical intervention, but countless people suffer from chronic dry eyes that occur irrespective of the environment that they are in or the type of lifestyle that they lead. Chronic dry eyes occur due to a problem with the natural production of the tear film, which usually keeps our eyes moist and comfortable. People with dry eyes either don’t produce enough tear film to keep the surface of the eye hydrated and comfortable, or the tear film that they have isn’t the right quality. This happens if the glands are responsible for the oil in tear film malfunction, meaning that tear film evaporates too quickly. Whatever the reason for your dry eyes, the effects can be unexpectedly debilitating.