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Red Eye Specialist

David Kamen, MD -  - Ophthalmology

Beverly Hills Eye Center

David Kamen, MD

Ophthalmology located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Red eye is a very common eye issue with many possible underlying causes. At Beverly Hills Eye Center, compassionate ophthalmologist David Kamen, MD, offers treatment tailored for your personal needs. The office is conveniently located in the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, so call the office or use the scheduling feature to book your eye exam now.

Red Eye Q&A

What is red eye?

Red eye is a symptom that can appear with many ocular conditions and issues. It can range from a pink tinge to the whites of your eyes to a deep red. 

Red eye may feature diffuse (all over) eye discoloration, or it can appear mainly as dilated blood vessels in the eye.  

What causes red eye?

There are many possible causes of red eye, including:

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) 
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye allergies
  • Corneal abrasions or ulcers
  • Blepharitis
  • Infections
  • Excessive contact lens wear
  • Ocular rosacea
  • Acute angle-closure glaucoma
  • Pterygium and pinguecula
  • Uveitis
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage 

Medication side effects may also cause red eyes. For example, some glaucoma eye drops can cause eye redness.

When should I see the ophthalmologist about red eye?

Red eye may be a minor issue that happens only occasionally — but it can also be a sign of a serious problem within your eyes. 

If you have eye redness that persists for more than a few days, or if your red eye happens alongside other symptoms like eye pain, vision changes, or headaches, call Beverly Hills Eye Center right away for help. 

How is red eye treated?

Red eye treatment varies with the underlying disease or issue, so Dr. Kamen starts with a comprehensive eye exam and specialized testing. 

At Beverly Hills Eye Center, Dr. Kamen uses a wide range of advanced solutions to address all types of ocular issues. A few common treatment options include prescription eye drops, oral medication, changing from contacts to glasses, medication changes, and laser treatments. 

In some cases, when the root cause of your red eye is a serious eye disease, you may need a surgical procedure. Dr. Kamen is a seasoned eye surgeon with a history of more than 20,000 successful procedures. He explains all your treatment options and helps you decide which red eye treatment would best serve your needs. 

Red eyes are a very treatable problem, but you need more than over-the-counter eye drops to get lasting results. At Beverly Hills Eye Center, Dr. Kamen prescribes a treatment tailored just for you. Call the office or click on the online booking link to arrange your appointment now.