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Broken Blood Vessel In Eye (Subconjunctival Hemorrhage)
I have broken blood vessel or subconjunctival hemorrhage on my eye. I have read that it lasts for days but I have had mine for 5years. Why is this?
Do the blood vessels in the iris burst or break in the same way a subconjunctival hemorrhage happens in the whites of the eye?
No: It is difficult to break an iris vessel, while it is easy to break a conjunctival one. ...Read more
I have a subconjunctival hemorrhage.Started hurting to touch my eye so I looked and saw that there are bright red veins only on my left eyelid.Why?
Separate spaces: The blood in a subconjunctival hemorrhage is underneath the conjunctival and over the sclera. This is a space which does not communicate with the eye interior. So blood in that space remains outside and will not enter or stain the iris nor will it enter or stain the cornea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Any activity which can significantly increase the pressure in your head or chest, like violent sneezing, coughing, or vomiting, could be related to a subconjunctival hemorrhage (broken blood vessel). These will not affect your eyesight, and should clear in 7-10 days. It is more likely if the person has high blood pressure, or is taking blood thinners. No treatment is required in most cases. ...Read more
I had a cold for 3 days, which is now in my left sinus. I woke up with a broken blood vessel in my left eye and redness.
Not to worry: The broken blood vessel was probably caused by coughing or sneezing related to your cold. It will resolve over the next 7-10 days. ...Read more
I have a broken blood vessel inside my eye. The optomologist used a laser for repair. How long will it take to improve my blurred vision?
Got botox for crows feet and lower eyelids i got a broken blood vessel in1of my eyes during dark red in color and large but vision is fine am i okay?
Time will heal: Think of this as a very visible "bruise" which will slowly, usually in a week, change color and fade away. If especially large, it can resemble a blood blister and become raised. It can also migrate across the surface of the eye since there is little under the clear membrane to keep it localized. In some people , if it's large, I have seen it creep into the lower lid skin with gravity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Broken blood vessel?: Patients with dry eyes and allergies can rub their eyes and experience recurrent broken blood vessels from the physical trauma of rubbing the eyes. In some patients it can be due to elevated inr (too much coumadin) or excessive use of Aspirin or ibuprofen. Treating the dry eye or allergies can reduce this. If you have easy bruising or bleeding, check with your primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually nothing: Sub conjunctival hemorrhage is a common condition. It may be due to blood pressure ore eye pressure. But usually a cause is not found. Any valsalva maneuver may cause a capillary to break, even heavy lifting or constipation. It is usually benign. But have your eyes checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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