A 34-year-old member asked:

My baby has popped a blood vessel in his eye and its near the main part of his eye, is there something i could do to help heal the process?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Subconj heme: If it's a subconjunctival hemorrhage (on the white part and not symptomatic to him), best to avoid trauma like eye rubbing (sometimes difficult with a baby but could use an eye shield), severe coughing or straining, giving any blood thinners. If it's not due to a bleeding disorder (would be recurrent), then should resolve on its own. Best to have a baby's eye examined for any other problems.
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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Scary but common: Subconjuctival hemes are very scary looking but completely benign. In a baby they can be caused by straining, rubbing or many other things. They usually go away in about 10 -14 days and there isn't anything that needs to be done about them. If you are concerned or if your baby seems to be acting different from normal see your pediatrician.
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