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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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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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What causes burst blood vessel in eye? I have one now, it's in the corner of my left eye. Why does it happen?

Causes are numerous: Most frequently sneezing coughing cause. Repeated hemorrhages warrants check for high blood pressure. Of course if you are on blood thinners more common. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a burst blood vessel in my eye?

How do I know if I have a burst blood vessel in my eye?

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

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Ok to fly with burst blood vessel in my eye?

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

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Is it safe to swim with a burst blood vessel in your eye?

Yes: Do not take any anticoagulants such as over the counter Aspirin for instance and do not strain or else the conjunctival hemorrhage may enlarge. Relaxing swim is no problem. ...Read more

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Burst blood vessel in your eye getting bigger?

Surface blood?: Acute subconjunctival hemorrhage is a bright red patch on the white part of eye . There should be no vision loss or pain. Yes...They look like they are spreading as the body resorbs them. Rx is otc tears until gone. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a constant headache since a burst blood vessel in my eye?

Is it normal to have a constant headache since a burst blood vessel in my eye?

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

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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?

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