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How Long Should Blood In Eye Last
Blood in the eye is a condition in which a small blood vessel breaks open and bleeds near the surface of the white of the eye. It may occur without any injury and there is no pain or discharge. The blood will appear as a bright red patch on the white of the eye. Blood can also ...Read more
Blood inside the eye: Bleeding can occur from trauma, vascular events and certain hereditary illnesses that affect the eyes. Free blood in the eye drops the vision and bleeding can also occur in the substance of the retina with variable effect on the vision (e.g. In diabetes). Any bleeding in the eye needs immediate evaluation by your ophthalmolgist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood in the eye: Blood in the eye may mean different problems. Externally on eyeball surface ( white part) may be a small bruise generally self limited and benign and the result of rubbing the eyelids. Internal blood (inside the eyeball) is almost always abnormal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where?: If you mean on the white part and there is little or no pain, yes, that is very common. It is no more serious than a bruise to your thigh and will go away without any overt treatment. It is more common in those who need blood thinners--but do not stop them. The most common cause is stifling a sneeze--let her rip. Don't "play" with it. Don't hold your breath with exertion of any kind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how blood in eye will affect my child's overall health.?
Blood in the eye: Blood in the eye can mean several things. If the eye has recently suffered trauma, a hyphema may result-- this needs to be followed carefully for a week or more, since it may result in increased pressure in the eye or decreased vision. Blood on the surface of the eye is likely a subconj heme-- this will resolve in 2-4 weeks by itself. Blood in the retina needs follow-up locally. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exam. Antibiotics.: I agree with these measures. Presence of blood indicates that conjunctiva is lacerated. Corneal injures themselves may not bleed but are susceptible to infection. The consequences of an ocular injury from a cat scratch can even be systemic. Regardless, prompt treatment with prophylactic antibiotics could prevent endophthalmitis and other infection. See a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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