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04-15-2012, 08:29 AM   #1
nogutsnoglory
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Red streak in eye

How do I know of its just blood shut or inflamed? I know my eye doc said inflamed eyes are very serious and need to be treated immediately.

If it goes away with visine does it mean it's not crohns related?
04-15-2012, 08:41 AM   #2
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I often have bloodshot patches in my eyes, sometimes whole eye. if its feeling bad, like pressure, pain or too sore, go to eye hospital and get steroid drops.
04-27-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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Yeah, especially if it hurts when you look at the light - it could be uveitis. I get that about once a year, it can damage your vision permanently if untreated. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/uve...CTION=symptoms
04-28-2012, 02:21 PM   #4
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Thanks my problem went away but my eye doc says its allergies.
05-27-2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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I would have the eye doctor check your eyelids for Occular Rosacea. This has been seen in some Crohn's patients with similar symptoms. If an eye doctor is good, this check should take only a few seconds.

I am able to control it with eyelid scrubs (cleaning my eyelids with baby shampoo) and vitamin D supplements. I occasionally need to use doxycycline.

Visine drops will improve it in the interim but can cause long term damage. Be very careful with that. Go to a reputable ophthalmologist.
05-27-2013, 11:24 AM   #6
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If it is just allergies, there are antihistamine eye drops. Those are better than sterroidal drops like visine as those can cause damage to the eye if used too much.
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