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A 35-year-old member asked:

is it okay to wear contacts with a broken blood vessel in the eye?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Probably: Should be ok to wear contacts lens even with a subconjunctival hemorrhage. However you may want to rest your eye first.
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes but......: If the hemorrhage is large enough to be elevated, the contact may not fit well and could cause problems.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long does it take a broken blood vessel in the eye to fully heal?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
2-3 weeks: Even a single drop of blood with a subconjunctival hemorrhage can have a dramatic appearance. Just like a bruise, it usually takes 10-21 days to resolve as the blood breaks down. Be sure to use some artificial tears for irritation and if the hemorrhage is accompanied by any other symptoms, see your ophthalmologist.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What does a broken blood vessel in the eye mean?

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
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 maneuver may cause a capillary to break, even heavy lifting or constipation. It is usually benign. But have your eyes checked.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How long will it take for a broken blood vessel in the eye to heal?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
1-2 weeks: Typically.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a broken blood vessel in the eye to heal?

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
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 away.

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