Food-Induced Red Eye

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This article addresses the etiology of red eyes and a novel case of food-induced red eye.

Case Report

An 82-year-old white male patient reported 50 years of episodes of severe unilateral bulbar injection in either eye following ingestion of certain foods. Thinned scleras in this particular patient made the injection in his eyes more observable. Photodocumentation of this reaction after he ingested these foods is shown.


It is hypothesized that this is a new explanation for an intermittent, unilateral, self-limited red eye—a food-induced red eye.

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