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Blood Sclera Eye
Weak veins: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is due to leakage from fragile veins in the conjunctiva. This can be caused by rubbing the eye, sneezing, straining and light trauma. Frequently no cause is identified. Almost always it is benign and will absorb with no consequences. See your ophthalmologist if it is recurrent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No drops until exam: I would not reccomend any eye drops until a complete ophthalmologic exam is performed. There are many reasons why one may have a red eye. 1. Allergy, 2. Infection, 3. Iritis, 4. Episcleritis, 5. Sub-conjunctival hemmorhage, 6. Glaucoma. Each of these diagnosis would require a different form of treatment an immediate exam is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both brands have different formulations: some are just artificial tears, and some 'get the red out'. The 'red out' ones have vasoconstrictors in them that make the eye look white for a time, but don't address the reason why the eye is red in the first place (e.g., dry eye, allergic eye), and the eye vessels often bounce back to full redness after the drop wears off, especially when used daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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