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Is it safe to swim with popped eye blood vessel

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: If the hemorrhage isn't due to trauma and you are found to be otherwise healthy then yes, it's ok to swim with it. Be sure to use lots of artificial ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Sub conj nemorrhage: A broken blood vessel on the surface of your eye is totally harmless. It can be caused by a hard cough or sneeze, a hard bowel movement, or even just ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Neuralgia: An irritable superficial scalp nerve may be the cause of this symptom. This is more of a nuisance disorder which usually resolves without any specific ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ingeborg Dziedzic
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Do not take any anticoagulants such as over the counter Aspirin for instance and do not strain or else the conjunctival hemorrhage may enlarge. Relax ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
44 years experience LASIK Surgery
Blood on the eye: Yes you can pop a small capilary on the surface of the eye.It will often look like a small paint brush painted a red streak.. It often comes with s ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually friction: The vast majority of conjunctival hemorrhages are caused by dry eyes which can be helped with artificial tears. Sometimes, the bleeding can be worsene ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: We see a number of patients whose complaint is awakening with a subconjunctival hemorrage. This is most often caused by dry eye that can be exacerbat ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of things: In young people, it's generally sneezing, coughing or minor trauma (like getting punched or whacking your head on something). In older people, blood t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
No ; but....: A popped blood vessel in the sclera is a subconjuntival hemorrhage. Visine is a vasoconstrictor & will not do anything to improve it. Then you have ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
See your eye: doctor asap and keep his glucose as close to normal as possible. Also make sure BP is normalized.

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