Eye redness is one of the most common eye symptoms and can be due to dilated conjunctival or scleral vessels from an inflammatory or infectious process, or from trauma. Disorders causing red eye can be approached systematically for proper diagnosis and management. Ocular trauma on the other hand is sight threatening and must be managed immediately. Prompt referral to an ophthalmologist is necessary after temporizing measures have been given. This e-learning module reviews the different causes of red eye and their corresponding management, as well as the diagnosis and immediate care for common eye emergencies.
Keywords: red eye, common eye emergencies