When to seek medical advice

Get emergency medical care if your child has eye discomfort and redness accompanied by:

  • Severe eye pain or irritation
  • Direct injury to the eye
  • Swelling in or around the eyes
  • Discharge of blood or pus from the eyes
  • Double vision, loss of vision or blurred vision

Eye discomfort and redness in children

Find possible causes of eye discomfort and redness based on specific factors. Check one or more factors on this page that apply to your child's symptoms.

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