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Dr. Theodore Wu
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Blood In Eye (Overview)

Blood in the eye is a condition in which a small blood vessel breaks open and bleeds near the surface of the white of the eye. It may occur without any injury and there is no pain or discharge. The blood will appear as a bright red patch on the white of the eye. Blood can also occur inside the eyeball.


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Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how blood in eye will affect my child's overall health.?

Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how blood in eye will affect my child's overall health.?

Blood in the eye: Blood in the eye can mean several things. If the eye has recently suffered trauma, a hyphema may result-- this needs to be followed carefully for a week or more, since it may result in increased pressure in the eye or decreased vision. Blood on the surface of the eye is likely a subconj heme-- this will resolve in 2-4 weeks by itself. Blood in the retina needs follow-up locally. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Wu
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Blood In Eye (Overview)

Blood in the eye is a condition in which a small blood vessel breaks open and bleeds near the surface of the white of the eye. It may occur without any injury and there is no pain or discharge. The blood will appear as a bright red patch on the white of the eye. Blood can also occur inside the eyeball.


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On Coumadin (warfarin) for four years. Had DVT left leg from fall.Second DVT left leg one year later..Today diagnosed with blood clot eye. Are the from first dvt?

On Coumadin (warfarin) for four years. Had DVT left leg from fall.Second DVT left leg one year later..Today diagnosed with blood clot eye. Are the from first dvt?

No: A DVT would have nothing to do with a blood clot in the eye. If they DVT dislodges, it goes to the lungs which is quite dangerous. A blood clot in the eye could certainly be related to the coumadin, (warfarin) however. Be sure they are following your Coumadin (warfarin) levels closely, and follow your eye doctors recommendations. ...Read more

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Blood work, eye test blood pressure all normal, should I relax about brain tumor? Dizziness head/face pressure nausea sometimes 23, health anxceity !

Blood work, eye test blood pressure all normal, should I relax about brain tumor? Dizziness head/face pressure nausea sometimes 23, health anxceity !

Neurology: Some tumors are small enough to not cause symptoms. The only way to 100% know if there is no intracranial tumor is first, a thorough neurological exam, then an mri. ...Read more

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Used peyote. Now have blood in eye!?

Used peyote. Now have blood in eye!?

Peyote: Peyote is an hallucinogenic drug and has no specific eye effect, the subconjunctival hemorrhage you describe is unrelated and may be due to trauma with rubbing your eyes, coughing, sneezing or straining. And should resolve within a week or two. ...Read more

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What causes blood in eye and how common is it?

What causes blood in eye and how common is it?

Where?: If you mean on the white part and there is little or no pain, yes, that is very common. It is no more serious than a bruise to your thigh and will go away without any overt treatment. It is more common in those who need blood thinners--but do not stop them. The most common cause is stifling a sneeze--let her rip. Don't "play" with it. Don't hold your breath with exertion of any kind. ...Read more

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How do you treat blood in eye?

How do you treat blood in eye?

Blood in eye: Blood over the white part of the eye is called subconjunctival hemorrhage-- it will resolve in 2-4 weeks unless you are on a blood thinner. If it does not get better, or if blood is inside the eye, consult your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Ok i've got blood in eye. What should I do?

Ok i've got blood in eye. What should I do?

Blood in eye: Blood over the white part of the eye is called subconj heme-- this will resolve in 2-4 weeks. If it does not, or if is inside the eye, then consult your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can you cure a blood shot eye?

How can you cure a blood shot eye?

Cause?: If an eye is just mildly red (superficial conjunctival vessels), then they can be blanched with a vasoconstricter or Alpha agonist. However, it's best to get at the cause rather than treat the system because it may be a sign of serious disease such as scleritis. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of blood in eye from broken blood vessel?

How long does it take to get rid of blood in eye from broken blood vessel?

Varies: Blood from a broken vessel in the eye, subconjunctival hemorrhage, can take few days-weeks to completely disappear. It is similar to getting a bruise elsewhere on your body. It can take longer if you are on blood thinner such as aspirin. ...Read more

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Hyphema (Definition)

A hyphema is blood in the anterior chamber of the eye. The anterior chamber is the space between the iris and the cornea. A hyphema is most commonly ...Read more