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Can a blood vessel in eye or retina rupture?

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Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes it is possible: For a blood vessel in the conjunctiva, iris, retina to bleed. Risk factors would include taking blood thinners, trauma, heavy lifting, or having very high blood pressure.
Answered on Mar 13, 2019

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