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i have a red blood spot on my eye? should i see a doctor?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: A small blood spot - bright red - just under the surface of the eye is usually a subconjunctival hemorrhage due to a small broken vessel - this happens sometimes with a cough - or sometimes from minor trauma. It resolves on its own without treatment.
Answered on Nov 7, 2018
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Bleed: This is a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. As long as the vision is unchanged and there is no pain, everything should be fine. If it is a little irritated, then you can use an artificial tear up to 4 times a day to lubricate. This is due to a blood vessel leaking blood and is usually without cause. Sometimes straining or blood thinner can cause this. If it continues to happen, follow up with eye md.
Answered on Nov 7, 2018

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