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What are the causes of burst blood vessel in eye?

What are the causes of burst blood vessel in eye?

Usually nothing bad: 99+% of the time this just happens spontaneously and we never know why. High blood pressure can be a cause, though. Get your blood pressure checked. If this happens repeatedly you should see your doc. ...Read more

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Could violent vomiting cause a broken blood vessel in my eyeball?

Could violent vomiting cause a broken blood vessel in my eyeball?

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

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I have a broken blood vessel in my eye. Help?

I have a broken blood vessel in my eye. Help?

In or on surface?: If it is on the surface (you can see it in the mirror) it is most likely not a problem. Occasionally blood vessels break on the surface (called sub-conjunctival hemorrhage) and looks bad, but will resolve on its own. There should not be any pain or vision changes it this occurs. If this happens mutiple times, see and ophthalmologist (there may be undelying cause). ...Read more

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Should I swim wittha broken blood vessel in my eye?

No problem: Regardless of where the broken blood vessel is, whether it is on the whites of your eyes, or inside your eye on the retina, it is safe to go swimming. ...Read more

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Camomile eye drops for broken blood vessel?

Camomile eye drops for broken blood vessel?

No treatment: I'm unaware of any respectable company producing chamomile eye drops. There are no eyedrops that will help with broken blood vessels on the eye. They are harmless and will spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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What does a broken blood vessel in the eye mean?

What does a broken blood vessel in the eye mean?

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 more

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Broken blood vessel in eye, should I be concerned?

Broken blood vessel in eye, should I be concerned?

Broken blood vessels: This does not affect the vision, or eye pressure. More frequent in those on prophylactic Aspirin therpay. See you eye care professional. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken blood vessel in the eye to heal?

How long does it take for a broken blood vessel in the eye to heal?

Depends: "broken blood vessel" is actually not a very specific diagnosis. If a small hemorrhage on the eye surface is meant, then it will typically heal and all blood resorbed within 1-2 weeks. If there is a problem in the back of the eye, it may be the tip of the iceberg. Please consider getting a proper evaluation by an eye care professional. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken blood vessel in the eye to fully heal?

How long does it take a broken blood vessel in the eye to fully heal?

Variable: Usually a few weeks as the blood is broken down (changes colors and fades) and eventually completely reabsorbed from a conjunctival hemorrhage. Sometimes the heme gets larger before going away. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a black eye and broken blood vessel to heal?

How long does it take for a black eye and broken blood vessel to heal?

"Black eye" resoluti: A "black eye" and "broken blood vessel" in the conjunctiva (white) of the eye are like bruises and will slowly disappear over 2-3 weeks, first turning dark red then brown and finally yellowish before disappearing. ...Read more

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I had a headache and I woke up w/ a broken blood vessel in my eye. Is that abnormal?

I had a headache and I woke up w/ a broken blood vessel in my eye. Is that abnormal?

Probably not related: I don't know how a headache could have caused a bleed on the surface of the eye, unless you had vomiting with the headache. The broken blood vessel is self limited, and is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Another broken blood vessel or something from straining. Something wrong with my eyeball vessels?

Another broken blood vessel or something from straining. Something wrong with my eyeball vessels?

Unlikely: You may have a slightly weakened vein on the surface of the eye which responds to strain, coughing or sneezing by leaking a tiny touch of blood. Unless you have a clotting problem (do you bruise easily? Are you bleeding elsewhere?), you don't have to worry about a bit of blood on the white of the eye which looks dramatic but is usually benign. ...Read more

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Is it normal to almost faint when you put on your contacts with a broken blood vessel in your eye?

Is it normal to almost faint when you put on your contacts with a broken blood vessel in your eye?

Possible vasovagal…: Event where there is a sudden drop in your blood pressure and you can feel faint, lightheaded, and sweaty. This is a common phenomenon that can occur when the eyes are touched or manipulated. I think that the broken blood vessel is unrelated and will likely resolve just as a bruise in the skin will resolve. All the best! ...Read more

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How can I heal broken blood vessel in my eye?

How can I heal broken blood vessel in my eye?

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 more

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Should you exercise with a broken blood vessel in your eye?

Should you exercise with a broken blood vessel in your eye?

Fine: A simple subconjunctival hemorrhage is benign ; can use otc tears 3-4x/day till gone ; exercise without restriction. However, true eversion movements should be avoided. ...Read more

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I got into a fight and may have broken blood vessel in my eye?

I got into a fight and may have broken blood vessel in my eye?

No sweat: The blood wil clear sooner or later. See ophthalomologist to rule out any trauma to the eye structures. ...Read more

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I've had a broken blood vessel in my eye for years. Is there any cure?

I've had a broken blood vessel in my eye for years. Is there any cure?

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 more

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I have broken blood vessel inside my eye and it is affecting my vision. What is the diagnosis and lenght of cure?

I have broken blood vessel inside my eye and it is affecting my vision. What is the diagnosis and lenght of cure?

Depends: When you say inside of your eye, this is hard to assess as there are many structures in the eye that can have bleeding in such as sclera, anterior chamber, vitreous, retina etc. If you know which one you have bleeding in, you need to let us know for us to be able to help. If you don't, then you needs to be promptly evaluated by physician. ...Read more

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