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what causes blood vessel engorgement in the eye

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This : This could be a conjunctival hemorrhage. They usually resolve without treatment.
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Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Most : Most of the time, this is caused by a person rubbing their eye during the night. We usually don't find the reason that a person rubbed, but an exam wo ... Read More
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Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim answered
21 years experience Ophthalmology
The : The most common cause for the blood vessel to bust on the conjunctiva (whites of the eye) is the use of blood thinners including aspirin. The second ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Anxiety or BO prob: It could be either anxiety that will make blood vessel in this area more visible or hypertension that will make blood vessel more full check your BO u ... Read More
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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Many!: Mainly by closure of flow to the eye, causing a "stroke." this can be via either the vein not allowing the blood to flow out, or the artery, not allow ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Many: The most common cause of a conjunctival hemorrhage is dry eye. This can be worsened by use of anticoagulants such as Aspirin or coumadin (warfarin). ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Many: The most common cause of a conjunctival hemorrhage is dry eye. This can be worsened by use of anticoagulants such as Aspirin or coumadin (warfarin). ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually dry eyes.: A burst blood vessel should have little to no sensation. Often times patients come to us with a red eye and little else and this is usually due to dry ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye traums: If the trauma was severe enough to cause a conjunctival hemorrhage it could also cause internal eye problems. It would be best to see an ophthalmolo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually nothing: Sub conjunctival hemorrhage is a common condition. It may be due to blood pressure ore eye pressure. But usually a cause is not found. Any valsalva ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
Probably: If there is a patch of red on the white of the eye, and vision is unaffected, there should be little consequence. Best not to have the eye hit, it is ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends : A small subconjunctival hemorrhage can clear up in a few days. A large one can last up to two weeks gradually turning green/yellow until it fades awa ... Read More
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