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What causes the whites of my eyes to be red?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If your eyes are red, it could be a sign of inflammation in the body. Dr. Oz explains the cause of red eyes and gives tips on preventing and treating bloodshot eyes.

There are several eye diseases that cause red eyes, some of which can lead to blindness unless diagnosed and treated. If symptoms of conjunctivitis or "pink eye" persist for an extended period of time after treatment, you should have your eyes examined by your ophthalmologist, as these symptoms may indicate a more serious eye problem.

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