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Blood Sclera Eye
For the last four months, every 2-3 weeks, the sclera of one of my eyes turns blood shot red (a broken blood capillary). What could be the reason?
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.
I had a hole in my retina which was closed with a vitrotomy on 10/1. All was going well until blood vessels broken in sclera in same eye yesterday. F?
Tiny grey spot at the end of blood vessel in eye and discolored patch with a tinge of yellowish brown on my sclera. Eyes were irritated with sunblock?
Blood: Is it where the white part of the eye (sclera) usually is? If so, it is usually benign and will clear with time (1-21 days), use artificial tears and if vision changes see your eye doctor. Or is it in the tears and you can wipe it off with a tissue? This could be many things, a tumor infection of the tear drainage system, a viral infection, a hemangioma under the lid, etc. See and eye md.See 2 more doctor answers
Hemorrhage: In the absence of surgery or trauma, if there is blood over the white of the eye (and it is painless and does not affect your vision), then it is a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This is a seepage of a small amount of blood from a thin walled vessel, releasing blood in the space under the conjunctiva and over the white sclera. These are benign, and will clear themselves with no need for treatment.
Subconjunctival bloo: Sometimes a blood vessels leaking under the surface on the white part of the eye---looks red, but should resolve on its own. If it does not over the next 5-7 days, please see an eye doctor.
Lots: Allergies and inflammation from dry eye syndrome are most common. Uveitis, autoimmune inflammation can also do it. Some tumors of the top layers and inside the eye can also cause enlarged blood vessels. Rarely, tumors or inflammation of the sinus cavities around the eye also. Go to your eye md for a diagnosis.
Not sure: It's too difficult to diagnose without a complete, dilated eye exam from an ophthalmologist.
Please get: This checked by an otpthamologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
See eye doctor: If it is the white part of the eye, it is probably a "subconjunctival hemorrage" which is benign. If it is over the iris or colored part of the eye, there could be bleeding inside the eye and she needs to see an ophthalmologist immediately.
Red blood in inner eye. Small but came out of nowhere. Should I be concerned? No pain and I can see ok.
Not serious: This is a burst capillary and it takes a week or so to clear. There are no other associated symptoms. This is not serious but if repeated episodes occur or other black and blue areas often occur, then a blood checkup is needed.See 1 more doctor answer
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