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Prone to dizziness, blood shot eyes causing itching and swelling. Reason?

Hi; My mom is 87. She takes care of herself completely and lives on her own... she even works 25 hours a week as a clerk at a local store. Amazing YES! She has her problems, probably more than she will tel me, but she gets dizzy easily. I know this could be from years of inner ear problems. But my question is at dinner I noticed that her eye was SUPER blood shot!! She said it itched a little and felt a little swelled. She thinks she just bruised it by rubbing it. It looks worse than a rub could do... although I know her skin can bruise very easy anymore. But her eye looks meaty in places..
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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hello... as you say blood shot may be actual blood in subconjunctival area due to injury or dur to high blood pressure or it may be conjunctival congestion.
does she have discharge in eyes...if so its conjunctivitis...we can start her on antibiotic eye drops like moxifloxacin 4-6 times a day. see for a week..if it reduces then fine or else consult eye specialist.
but if she has no other eye complains and only blood shot eyes...kindly take her to physician and check her blood pressure..old people are prone to high b.p
take care.
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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