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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
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?
Dont: Not possible and don't try the sclera tends to look less white as we age. It is usually not pathological. ...Read more
Indefinitely: Scleral contact lenses last indefinitely as long as properly cared for and cleaned properly. Depending on the reason for use, these lenses may need to be refit which may require lens replacement. ...Read more
See below;: The white sclera takes on a bluish tint when this normally thick tissue thins. The sclera becomes translucent, allowing the underlying tissue to show through. There are lots of reasons someone can have blue "whites". Anything that results in a thinning of the sclera could cause it.While most cases of sclera discoloration are benign, they can be a sign of something more serious. See your doctor. ...Read more
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