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Blood Blister On Eye Ball
A blood blister forms when skin and small blood vessels are damaged without breaking the skin. Trapped beneath the skin surface is some blood and skin fluid. Blood blisters are commonly caused by accidents in which the skin is pinched by a tool or a heavy weight, or they may occur from constant ...Read more
Red spot in eye like popped bld. Vssl.? Area around and under eye tender and pain. Is it just a popped blood vessel from high blood pressure?
Yes: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is not uncommon in patients with high blood pressure. It is usually due to a ruptured small conjunctival blood vessel. It will usually resolve in 1-2 wks; avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, coumadin (warfarin) (unless needed), heavy lifting, straining, smoking. See MD for BP check. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
@11am noticed a sm blood vessel popped in eye @2pm got bigger @7pm formed a blister in my eye w/dark spot in Center feels squishy ?
Minor hemorrhage: Occasionally a weak blood vessel on the eye surface will leak and cause a subconjunctival hemorrage. This can spread over a large area and look a little scary. But these are inevitably benign - usually caused by coughing, sneezing or rubbing the eye. They are only of concerned if there is a generalized bleeding disorder with bruising over many parts of your skin (rare). ...Read more
Usually no problem: Some people have a gray patch on the white of the eye which is actually a natural thinning of the wall of the eye. There is usually no problem with the eye, unless there has been severe inflammation of the eye. When the sclera is thin, the underlying pigmented tissues show through, giving a gray or sometimes blue appearance. You could get it checked to rule conjunctival pigment, which is different. ...Read more
The : The thing you need to know about blood blisters is once "popped, " they are very susceptible to infection. The bloody fluid is a perfect media for bacterial growth. With that in mind (assuming you're in a state of good health, not a diabetic or have poor circulation or are taking any blood thinners), go ahead and pop it. Get it from the side, where the skin meets the blister, and use a sterile instrument. Wash it with soap and warm water, and keep it clean and dry with a dry, sterile dressing (a band aid is ok). Don't use any topical antibiotic like bacitracin, neosporin, etc. Just keep it clean and dry until it's no longer "open" (draining). You might see a light red ring around it after a day or so, which is normal inflammation you need to heal. Watch for signs of infection: increased pain, increased drainage or pus, swelling, redness, foul odor. At the first sign of infection, head to your doctor for a prescription for an antibiotic. Try not to get arrested for practicing medicine without a license! ...Read more
I have eyelid redness, discharge in eyes and painful red lump on eyelid. There is a whitehead bump inside my lower lid & red bump on outside lower lid?
Rash: Doubt you're feeling sick from the lesion on your pinky as it is limited to that area and less likely to give you systemic reaction. The lesion needs to be looked at either by having a local doc do so or sending us a picture. ...Read more
Dry eye I took my finger to my eye pressed on the inner corner & then sideways towards the eye. 2 doz. pcs of tiny invisible grit got on my eye ?
Lubricate: Try using an eye rinse product to irrigate any residual debris from your involved eye & then use artificial tears every 1 to 2 hours (refresh™) to soothe the surface of your eye. This should alleviate the dry scratchy feeling. If no improvement, you may have a scratch and need to have an examination. ...Read more
Have always had prominent veins that run from iris to inner corner of eye. Tiny white spot developed on one vein. Eye a little sore. Infection?
Probably not: To be sure, please visit an ophthalmologist to have this looked at under the microscope. ...Read more