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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?

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. ...Read more

Sclera (Definition)

The sclera is the white hard covering of the eye. It creates the actual "eye ball" and is made out of dense connective tissue. The conjunctiva is a thin, clear ...Read more


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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?

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?

Sun damage: It sounds like you have pinguecula. It caused by sun UV ray. It sometimes can get inflame 2/2 dry eye, irritation, allergy or more sun exposure. Pls use tear drops and avoid sun by wearing UV AB protected sunglasses. ...Read more

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Blood coming from eye?

Blood coming from eye?

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. ...Read more

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Why is there blood in the corner of my eye? Explanations please?

Why is there blood in the corner of my eye? Explanations please?

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. ...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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What causes a blood shot eye in boy?

What causes a blood shot eye in boy?

Red eye: The causes of a blood shot eye in a boy are too numerous to count. You should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter has blood in her eye what do I do?

Blood in eye: Need to know more information such as was there any trauma and where the blood is located in the eye and more ...Read more

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I have one blood shot eye with no pain is it serious?

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. ...Read more

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What diseases would cause engorged blood vessles on eye?

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. ...Read more

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What illness showing symptoms of blood swelling from eye?

What illness showing symptoms of blood swelling from eye?

Not an illness: If there is the appearance of blood at the eye, most likely it is a "sub conjunctival hemorrhage" which is not necessarily a sign of any disease. This can occur spontaneously, upon rupture of one of the very small arteries lining the surface of the eyeball. ...Read more

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My blood shot eye and minor pain behind eye, what could it be?

My blood shot eye and minor pain behind eye, what could it be?

Not sure: It's too difficult to diagnose without a complete, dilated eye exam from an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have blood in your eyes if you have a black eye?

Is it okay to have blood in your eyes if you have a black eye?

Depends on the cause: If the eye is hit hard enough to bruise the eyelids (causing a black eye), it could be hard enough to cause the surface vessels of the eyeball to break. Any hit hard enough to do this should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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If I was hit in the eye how long will it take for the blood to clear up?

If I was hit in the eye how long will it take for the blood to clear up?

Varies: Depends if is a microhyphema or vitreous hemorrhage. The amount of hyphema and age makes it vary for days to weeks. Also rebleeds, coagulation issues, can affect the time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get blind from having someone else's blood in your eye?

NO: Blood splash incidents will likely not make you blind but there is a possibility of bloodborne transmission of diseases such as hepatitis and hiv. Wash your eye out, see your doctor for prophylactic treatment if indicated. ...Read more

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When light hits the bottom of my daughter's eye, you can see blood. What should be done?

When light hits the bottom of my daughter's eye, you can see blood. What should be done?

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. ...Read more

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Got punched in my eye and now it lookd like I got a busted blood vesselI it really looks bad?

Got punched in my eye and now it lookd like I got a busted blood vesselI it really looks bad?

Blood in eyeball: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is bleeding over the white part of the eye and can be related to injury or trauma. It usually is self-limiting so that it goes away with time alone. ...Read more

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Red blood in inner eye. Small but came out of nowhere. Should I be concerned? No pain and I can see ok.

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. ...Read more

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I have a blood spot in my eye from 5 yrs ago that has since dried and left a small brown spot in my eye!

I have a blood spot in my eye from 5 yrs ago that has since dried and left a small brown spot in my eye!

Probably a benign ne: There are many reasons for the bleeding and the surface of the eye easily cleans this out. Probably you did not notice that the place where the blood showed up was where a nevus was, and you have noted it now because the blood caused you to pay attention to that area ...Read more

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The blood in my eye started as a small spot a couple days ago now the blood covers my entire eye is this normal?

The blood in my eye started as a small spot a couple days ago now the blood covers my entire eye is this normal?

EYE ISSUE: If you eye looks like this, it is a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It is due to rupture of thin blood vessels near the eye surface; often due to coughing, sneezing, rubbing eyes. Almost always rapidly resolving w/ no lasting eye damage. See your doctor if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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My wife left eye has done blood stains visible since morning Not sure why it is coming. Please suggest what to do?

My wife left eye has done blood stains visible since morning Not sure why it is coming. Please suggest what to do?

Conjunctivitis: It sounds like conjunctivitis, which usually is viral in nature. Sometimes bacterial. Many times it is treated with optical, topical liquid medications and antibiotics (...for example: "pink eye").
The blood could be a broken vessel that commonly occurs with minor trauma and an anticoagulant (such as aspirin or NSAID).
Most resolve in 7-10 days. The worse is the first 3 days.
If pain, see MD. ...Read more

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What can cause blood to accumulate on a spot in your eye then spread after a while? And how can be done in that case?

What can cause blood to accumulate on a spot in your eye then spread after a while? And how can be done in that case?

Hemorrhage: You have a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This is a minor seepage from a vein in your conjunctiva (the lining of the eye over top of the white sclera). This will spread for a few days and can be quite dramatic but your eye will steadily remove it and restore the normal appearance. These are usually benign unless they reflect trauma or underlying poor blood clotting. Have patience; it will clear. ...Read more

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I would like to know what causes eye bleeding there is blood in my eye and I did not injury it I am 52 years old thank you?

I would like to know what causes eye bleeding there is blood in my eye and I did not injury it I am 52 years old thank you?

.: Vomiting coughing straining at stools etc. But most serious is bleeding due to hypertension. Check with your physician if your blood pressure is ok and if it recurs get to see your physician earlier. ...Read more

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There seems to be blood in my eye which started of only little which has now spread to just above my pupil and I can't feel my eye blink?

There seems to be blood in my eye which started of only little which has now spread to just above my pupil and I can't feel my eye blink?

Capillary bleed: The usual cause of a subconjunctival hemorrhage is a burst capillary and these are not serious despite looking quite ugly and no specific treatment is needed. The blood is slowly absorbed over a week or so. However if there is associated pain or visual disturbance, consult an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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How do I get blood safely out of my eye?

How do I get blood safely out of my eye?

Ummm: Seriously, don't do that. If you have blood in your eye see a doctor. If it is a benign subconjunctival hemorrhage on the white of the eye it will go away in a week or so. ...Read more

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What should you do about blood in your eye?

What should you do about blood in your eye?

It depends: It depends on where the blood is. If it is just on the white part of the eye (the sclera) it will usually resolve over a week, like a bruise. If it is inside the eye, you should see your eye care provider as this is more serious. ...Read more

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What would cause a broken blood vesil in my eye?

What would cause a broken blood vesil in my eye?

Several causes: Trauma, rubbing, high blood pressure, thin blood, medications, clotting disorders, Valsalva, etc. ...Read more