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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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How exactly do you pop a blood vessel in your eye?

How exactly do you pop a blood vessel in your eye?

Pressure: On a fragile surface vessel that easily breaks (age and vascular disease like hypertension predisposing to them) or a clotting disorder. ...Read more

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Are blood vessels popping out in eyes dangerous?

Sub conj nemorrhage: A broken blood vessel on the surface of your eye is totally harmless. It can be caused by a hard cough or sneeze, a hard bowel movement, or even just rubbing your eyes. It may occur more often in people who take blood thinners or Aspirin on a regular basis. There is no treatment necessary for this, but it may take up to two weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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Why do I get sharp pain on the side of my head, feels like a blood vessels popping, also feeling very weak. A After the pain leaves it feels cold at area?

Why do I get sharp pain on the side of my head, feels like a blood vessels popping, also feeling very weak. A After the pain leaves it feels cold at area?

Neuralgia: An irritable superficial scalp nerve may be the cause of this symptom. This is more of a nuisance disorder which usually resolves without any specific treatment. Less likely would be an inflamed temporal artery. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you if this symptom persists. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pop a blood vessel in your eye while sleeping?

Is it possible to pop a blood vessel in your eye while sleeping?

Maybe: Eye rubbing (especially when waking), pressure on the eye face down, or laying on your arm. ...Read more

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If you pop a blood vessel in eye does visine irritate it?

If you pop a blood vessel in eye does visine irritate it?

Sub conj hemorrhage: A sub conjunctival hemorrhage is basically a bruise on the surface of the eye. It often takes 1-2 weeks for all of the blood to go away. There are no eye drops that can speed this up. Visine can be used but will not "get the red out" any faster. ...Read more

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Can I pop a blood vessel in my eye?

Can I pop a blood vessel in my eye?

Blood on the eye: Yes you can pop a small capilary on the surface of the eye. It will often look like a small paint brush painted a red streak.

It often comes with straining or trauma.

It can be frightening but innocent.
It will resolve without drops and without visual damage.
If it was from trauma then you must see the eyeMD/ophthalmologist.. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden eye blood vessel to pop? Never had this happen and now there is a red vessel on the side of my right eye.

What can cause a sudden eye blood vessel to pop? Never had this happen and now there is a red vessel on the side of my right eye.

Eye hemorrhage: An isolated sudden "popped" blood vessel on the white part of the eye, as long as it is not painful or associated with vision changes, is not usually a cause for concern. They usually clear within 2-3 weeks. It is reasonable to have this checked out by an eye doctor. Occasionally these hemorrhages can be related to a bleeding disorder or other problem. ...Read more

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Dull head ache front forehead towards right for 2-3 days also my right eye patch of real bloodshot like pop blood vessel what is it also very tired?

Dull head ache front forehead towards right for 2-3 days also my right eye patch of real bloodshot like pop blood vessel what is it also very tired?

Headache: You may have neuralgia involving the superficial nerve over the right eye but this wouldn't cause a ruptured vessel or subconjunctival hemorrhage. I recommend that you have an examination by your physician if headache persists and he/she will determine whether it's advisable to see an ophthalmologist for the subconjunctival hemorrhage which usually resolves without any specific treatment. ...Read more

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I was trying to pop a black head on side of my nose and a little blood vessel appeared. Is this permanent, will it go away with time, what can I do?

I was trying to pop a black head on side of my nose and a little blood vessel appeared. Is this permanent, will it go away with time, what can I do?

Telangiectasia: It sounds like what you have developed is a telangiectasia - quite commonly caused by trauma. Telangiectasia is not typically responsive to any topical medications - a laser procedure is quite effective in getting rid of the redness. ...Read more

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I yelled last night and felt something pop on the top of my head like a blood vessel popped. I felt alright when it happened.?

I yelled last night and felt something pop on the top of my head like a blood vessel popped. I felt alright when it happened.?

Not serious: If you feel fine now, but it is your body telling you not to get too upset! Yelling rarely helps anyway. ...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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Is it okay to get a headache when you get a popped blood vessel in your eye?

Is it okay to get a headache when you get a popped blood vessel in your eye?

Probably not: The combination of a headache and a conjunctival hemorrhage is concerning for very high blood pressure. This is something that should be checked out right away especially if there are visual changes. ...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?

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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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 possible to you burst a blood vessel in your eye from power vomiting?

Is it possible to you burst a blood vessel in your eye from power vomiting?

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

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

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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A blood vessel popped in my eye, what to do?

A blood vessel popped in my eye, what to do?

Hemorrhage: Consult with us to see how severe it is and if you need to have your blood pressure checked or dilation to see if there is blood in the vitreous or retina (which is rare) for this likely subconjunctival hemorrhage. ...Read more

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I blew a blood vessel in my eye. Should I be worried?

I blew a blood vessel in my eye. Should I be worried?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My grandmother popped a blood vessel in her eye. What should we do?

My grandmother popped a blood vessel in her eye. What should we do?

Subconjunctival heme: Your description sounds like a subconjunctival hemorrhage which is very common. The most common cause is dry eye/ ocular surface irritation which would explain your headache. I would try using artificial tears and observation. If you develop decreased vision or increased pain, you should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How to determine if its just a blood vessel that just popped in your eye?

Need exam to diagnos: Cannot make a definite diagnosis without an ophthalmologist examination. Some clues that it may be a broken blood vessel are 1. It is usually painless, usually noticed by someone else. 2. It is a shiny brick-red color. If you are experiencing many recurrences, you should check your blood pressure. Artificial tears can beused for comfort. If you have pain or blurred vision need to see ophthalm. ...Read more

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Why is there a bump on my eyeball and a popped blood vessel with some pain.

Why is there a bump on my eyeball and a popped blood vessel with some pain.

Thin vein: You did something to increase the venous pressure in your head; probably coughing or sneezing or lifting something heavy. This caused a little blood seepage from a thin vessel on the eye surface. These are dramatic looking but benign and your eye will absorb the blood over 3-8 days. ...Read more

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I've had brown, popped blood vessel in my eye for a couple of years. Can it be removed?

I've had brown, popped blood vessel in my eye for a couple of years. Can it be removed?

Sounds like a nevus: Or mole in the eye. If it has changed it should be evaluated. Blood vessels are not brown. ...Read more

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I have a blood vessel tht has come to the surface and has been for 10 years now under my eye. Is there anything I can do about it? It gets worse

I have a blood vessel tht has come to the surface and has been for 10 years now under my eye. Is there anything I can do about it? It gets worse

Hide or close it off: The superficial veins under the eyes become more apparent as we lose fat in the face, ;/or as they enlarge from age, heredity etc. They are not needed. They can be safely treated with several sessions of vascular laser (usually not ipl, if more than 1 mm wide); or careful sclerotherapy injections. If it's a volume issue, then refilling the upper cheek with fat, Radiesse (dermal fillers) or artefill can help. ...Read more

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Yesterday I woke up with a bursted blood vessel in the left corner of my eye. I did not hit anything. Should I be concerned about it? I'm 25 yrs. Old.

Yesterday I woke up with a bursted blood vessel in the left corner of my eye. I did not hit anything. Should I be concerned about it? I'm 25 yrs. Old.

Unlikely problem: The surface of the eye has veins which sometimes have a weakened walll at some point. A little blood can seep out with eye rubbing, coughing, sneezing, lifting too much weight, etc. This looks dramatic but is benign and will absorb with no action on your part in 3-10 days depending upon the amount. You need only be concerned if you have bruising/bleeding elsewhere. ...Read more

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I may have popped a blood vessel in my eye while pooping?

Hemorrhage in eye: Sometimes a vessel in the conjunctival lining of the eye over the white sclera, will seep a drop of blood which spreads over a broad area, looking very red. Common stresses that do this are straining at the toilet, coughing, sneezing and various athletic maneuvers. If the vision is unaffected and there is no pain, you can usually wait this out. But see an ophthalmologist if you have worries. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I buy from optrex then can soothes my eyes? The blood vessel in my eyewhites is very obvious and red?

Please tell me what can I buy from optrex then can soothes my eyes? The blood vessel in my eyewhites is very obvious and red?

Artificial tears: Are the best drops to use on a chronic basis to help your eyes feel better and control the redness. Avoid using "get the red out" drops because their effects are temporary and when used a lot can cause problems with an actual increase in the redness of your eyes. ...Read more