Eye redness, Gritty eye, Watering eyes: 5 Possible Causes
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What causes eye redness, gritty eye and watering eyes? 5 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis (pink eye) is an infection or swelling that typically gives your eye a red or pink color. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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2

Corneal Abrasion

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A minor scratch to the eye's cornea is called a corneal abrasion. It can be caused by dust, contact lenses, or other foreign objects, and can sometimes develop into a serious eye condition.

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3

External Eyelid Stye (Hordeolum Externum)

An external eyelid stye is an inflamed area or bump on the eyelid. The medical term for a stye is hordeolum externum . Styes are red, painful lumps (most look like pimples) near the edge of the eyelid, where th...

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4

Reactive Arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome)

Reactive arthritis is a type of arthritis triggered by an infection in the body.

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5

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis is an eye inflammation caused by an allergic reaction to substances like pollen. Your eyes may become red, itchy, and watery.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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