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A 25-year-old member asked:

the left half of my left eyeball has become increasingly bloodshot and achy like its bruised in the last 24 hours. 25 years old, first time...?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
RED EYE=get seen: A 'painful red eye' can be an infection (conjuctivitis), a corneal abrasion or a diagnosis more serious : iritis or acute glaucoma so a prompt doctor visit is recommended.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Possible hemorrhage: If you have a seepage from a vein on the surface of the eye, it will cause the spread of bright red blood over the whites of the eye. This is usually painless but there is sometimes some sensation. If the vision is not affected, and there is no significant pain, you can wait a few days to see if it spreads, if there are symptoms you can't explain then see your ophthalmologist.

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A 26-year-old member asked:

I am see brown spots on the white of my eyeball what could this be from?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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What causes yellow spots on the eyeball?

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Can full contacts lenses cover spots on the eyeball?

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Dr. Lorraine Brancato
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A 42-year-old member asked:

How should you preserve an eyeball that has come out of its socket?

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A 27-year-old female asked:

Why does my eyeball feel bruised?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Lots of reasons: You need to see your local eye doctor to see why this is sooner rather than later. Don't delay.

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