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A 25-year-old female asked:

My 18 month old son scratched the sclera which is the white part of his eye he has a red spot and some red lines. half of is eye is red . what should ?

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Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Subconjunctiva blood: It sounds like your son got a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This just means that a small blood vessel that lies within the conjunctiva broke and the blood is trapped under the conjunctiva which is a clear layer of tissue that lays over the sclera (white part of the eye). You should still have him see an eye doctor to confirm this and rule-out any further damage.It will last 7-14 days before clearing.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Observe: Your description sounds like a subconjunctival hemorrhage which will resolve over 1-2 weeks. See an eye doctor to be sure.
Last updated Sep 18, 2017

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