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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 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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What does a broken blood vessel in the eye mean?

What does a broken blood vessel in the eye mean?

Usually not much: It can come from coughing, sneezing, constipation, airborne irritants hitting the eye, a mascara wand, or even hitting the eye during sleep with a blanket or pillow edge. All bets are off if on blood thinners. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear contacts with a broken blood vessel in the eye?

Is it okay to wear contacts with a broken blood vessel in the eye?

Yes but......: If the hemorrhage is large enough to be elevated, the contact may not fit well and could cause problems. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of wearing contact lens when you have a broken blood vessel in the eye. My eye feels fine and vision is fine too. Just ugly.

What are the dangers of wearing contact lens when you have a broken blood vessel in the eye. My eye feels fine and vision is fine too. Just ugly.

Odd question: How do you know you have a "broken blood vessel in the eye?" Did your ophthalmologist tell you this? Some of the potential complications of contact lens wear include corneal epithelial problems and infectious keratitis. There are no blood vessels inside the cornea. It is a layer of keratin which must be clear to allow unimpeded passage of light through the lens to reach the retina. ...Read more

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There were few anal bleeding, little blood flowed, now i noticed a broken blood vessel in the eye big enough.Is it a lack of vit.K, capillary fragility?

There were few anal bleeding, little blood flowed, now i noticed a broken blood vessel in the eye big enough.Is it a lack of vit.K, capillary fragility?

not necessarily: Straining, being on nsaids like aspirin, ibuprofen, trauma, hypertension and heavy lifting would be risk factors. If there is frequent bleeding, or easy bruising/bleeding then ask your doctor for more workup. ...Read more

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I've had a broken blood vessel in my eye for more than 3 years already, there's sometimes pressure in the eye it's in. What can I do to get it removed?

I've had a broken blood vessel in my eye for more than 3 years already, there's sometimes pressure in the eye it's in. What can I do to get it removed?

Three years!!!!!!'!!: If it's simply, a broken capillary (small vessel) in the underside of the covering layer of the eye (sub conjunctival hemorrhage), it is not serious and will go away within 3 weeks. Why can it still be seen? Why do u feel pressure? You should have seen an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) a long time ago. Go! ...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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