A 45-year-old member asked:
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could the strain from coughing/sneezing cause burst/broken blood vessels in the iris?

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Dr. Ken Deck
Dr. Ken Deck answered
47 years experience General Surgery
Rarely: On occassion with a really forceful cough I have seen that happen.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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