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Blood Vessel In Eye Keeps Bursting
What causes burst blood vessel in eye? I have one now, it's in the corner of my left eye. Why does it happen?
Yes, gently.: If you are taking blood thinner medication and are getting frequent blood- shot eyes and black and blue marks on your body, be sure to inform your physician. Gentle exersize (not high impact or strenuous weight lifting) is usually possible. ...Read more
Several things: High blood pressure and trauma are among the more common causes of a burst blood vessel in the eye. This can be brought on by something as benign as a sneeze or a cough although heavy lifting and vomiting can also play a role. Chronic high blood pressure can predispose you to this as can blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin and Coumadin (warfarin) and certain herbal supplements such as ginkgo. ...Read more
Should be fine.: Trauma around the eye will often times cause a "black eye" which is a result of a vein in the area rupturing and bleeding into the surrounding tissue. Over a week or so this will resolve. Bleeding into the white part of the eye can also occur with trauma and many other factors. This too should resolve over one to two weeks. However, it would be wise to see an eye doctor for this area. ...Read more
See eye MD: See a specialist eye MD for a dilated fundus exam. The MD will use special equipment to look in the back of your eye. ...Read more
How long does it take for a burst blood vessel in back of eye to fix (diagnosed) I have little to no vision in that eye and really struggling?
Seek MD attention!: For a young person (age 33) your description of a "burst vessel" in the back of the eye is very unusual. Possibilities include leakage from a blood vessel such as in diabetic retinopathy or a blocked blood vessel due to cholesterol or hypertension or other source of embolism (clot) such as heart disease or some drugs. Swelling of the macula may present. Best bet is to see a retina specialist. ...Read more
Depends: In your question, you did not indicate where the burst blood vessel is located. If it is in the conjunctiva (giving a red spot on the white part of your eye - called subconjunctival hemorrhage), then flying is fine. If it is in the retina or elsewhere, then maybe not depending on the cause. ...Read more
Yes: As long as the contact lens is comfortable, you can wear it. ...Read more
Yes: Valsalva retinopathy. Increasing abdominal pressure can increase pressure up to the eye and thus severe vomiting or straining (anything where you bear down extremely hard) can cause burst blood vessels externally or internally. ...Read more
No: A burst blood vessel should have little to no sensation. Often times patients come to us with a red eye and little else and this is usually due to dry eyes and use of anticoagulants. If you have a burst vessel and persistent headache this can signifiy severe hypertension - get seen today. ...Read more
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've had constant headaches for the past two days and each day I've woken up with a burst blood vessel in the same eye. Is this normal?
I have a burst blood vessel in back of eye (seen specialist all test back normal- perfect health) no vision left eye, how long for return of vision?
Depends on cause: If the burst vessel released blood into the back of the eye, recovery depends upon how rapidly the blood is re-absorbed which may take 1-2 months. If it is a vessel that supplies a critical portion of the vision, there may be some permanent loss. These are all modified by whether or not you have diabetes or a vascular disease like coats disease.;. ...Read more
I was vomiting really badly and burst a blood vessel in my eye the next day. It was a small dark area now it's half my eye. Should I be worried yet?
Last week I saw a burst blood vessel appear under my eye a small flat circle and a couple of days later a tiny one on my eye lid the larger is itchy
Worth getting seen: Your physician may need to see this if you otherwise feel unwell. Endocarditis can do this. ...Read more
I think I have a burst blood vessel in my eye, is there anything I can do to make it clear up faster? I have had this problem before, it is a red blotch in the corner of my eye. It is not painful but it looks awful. I think it happened when I coughed real
I ride horses and dust gets kicked up in the air and I have the burst blood vessel in the corner of my left eye will the dust affect it?
Burst blood vessel in left eye accompanied by eye twitching in same eye. Doesn't hurt but is really annoying.?
Exam: You must be seen and examined to be evaluated for possible complications: however, most of these type of subconjunctivial hemorrhages are benign and will resolve on their own ...Read more
I have a burst blood vessel in my left eye which is neither sore of itchy but does seem 2 b spreading. What do u think it could b?
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