A 31-year-old member asked:
is it okay to get a headache when you get a popped blood vessel in your eye?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Probably not: The combination of a headache and a conjunctival hemorrhage is concerning for very high blood pressure. This is something that should be checked out right away especially if there are visual changes.
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Ophthalmology 26 years experience
It may be: It is not altogether uncommon to either experience a brief episode of discomfort around the time of the popped blood vessel (subconjunctival hemorrhage), or even a mild headache. If blood pressure is significantly elevated it can cause both headaches and subconjunctival hemorrhages, and can lead to a stroke. See your doctor immediately to rule out blood pressure issues.
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Last updated Dec 29, 2020
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