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What can I do to treat a small hemorrhage in my eye?

What can I do to treat a small hemorrhage in my eye?

Hemorrhage on eye: Here i assume you are talking about a visible hemorrhage on the white of the eye (subconjunctival hemorrhage). These clear spontaneously, and eye drops generally do not help. It may shift in position and spread out and change color over a few days. Avoid rubbing the eye as this might cause further bleeding. Usually the cause is from straining, coughing, sneezing, or spontaneously overnight. ...Read more

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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


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Any ideas why is it that I have an eye hemorrhage?

Any ideas why is it that I have an eye hemorrhage?

See an eye doctor.: Hemorrhages can be spontaneous but it is still a good idea to be seen by a doctor whenever you have something new happening with your eye. This is especially important if your are having any other symptoms such as pain. ...Read more

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If a hemorrhagic right occipital stroke only effects the eyes than why can;t i think clearly and off balance sometimes it has been 2 years, off meds?

If a hemorrhagic right occipital stroke only effects the eyes than why can;t i think clearly and off balance sometimes it has been 2 years,  off meds?

Occipital stroke: The stroke affected your occipital lobe and your visual field. The adjacent area in the medial temporal lobe are often affected at the same time and therefore memory and subtle cognitive impairment may also occur. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause your eyes to hemorrhage?

Conjunctival blood: Technically, allergies only cause the blood vessels on the eye to become more prominent ("bloodshot"). When the blood vessels are more prominent, however, it is easier for one of them to break open and hemorrhage. Allergies also may cause someone to rub their eyes more which, in turn, can lead to a hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a small eye hemorrhage?

Where?: If you mean on the white of the eye subconjuctiva then t will go away. It may happen from coughing, straining, sneezing or high blood pressure. Please just check you blood pressure. If normal blood pressure then you should not worry it will go away.. ...Read more

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I've got a hemorrhage of the right eye. What causes this?

I've got a hemorrhage of the right eye. What causes this?

Eye hemorrhage: Is it on the white of the eye or inside the eye? If on the white, may be due to elevated blood pressure, mild trauma, rubbing (allergy). If you are on aspirin, may reoccur more frquently. Internal eye hemorrhage more often due to diabetes. ...Read more

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How fast can I expect blood to be re-absorbed after an internal eye hemorrhage?

How fast can I expect blood to be re-absorbed after an internal eye hemorrhage?

Days to months: If it's a vitreous hemorrhage, it can take a long time to reabsorb depending on the amount. Sometimes if non-clearing and visually significant, the blood is removed through vitrectomy surgery. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing sight loss due to hemorrhaging in my left eye. Cause is warfarin. Off warf now. How long before eye clears?

I'm experiencing sight loss due to hemorrhaging in my left eye. Cause is warfarin. Off warf now. How long before eye clears?

Vitreous hemorrhage : These can clear relatively quickly (less than a week) or they can persist for many months depending on how severe they are. A retina specialist will give you a better idea of what you can expect in your case. In severe cases the blood can be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Over the last 5 days, my eye has hemorrhaged multiple times. It appears like a puffy little balloon encircling my iris. How can I get this to stop?

Over the last 5 days, my eye has hemorrhaged multiple times.  It appears like a puffy little balloon encircling my iris. How can I get this to stop?

Probably not repeat: The space in which hemorrhage spreads on the front of the eye is narrow and the bleeding from one event over several days or more will spread over a very wide area looking like a rebleed but usually is the spread of a first and only bleed. This will resorb and your eye should go back to normal. You need to seen an ophthalmologist only if the eye hurts or the vision changes. ...Read more