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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. ...Read more
Yes: As long as the blood vessel is not associated with a growth on the eye. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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. ...Read more
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
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
The blood in my eye started as a small spot a couple days ago now the blood covers my entire eye is this normal?
My wife left eye has done blood stains visible since morning Not sure why it is coming. Please suggest what to do?
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
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
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?
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
I had a blood spot in my eye 5 years ago, it has since dried and left a small brown spot on the white of my eye! What can be done to remove it? Thanks
Spot: The spot in your eyes is a scar from the broken blood vessel. It can't be removed ...Read more
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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