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Should i wear contacts? Subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding in eye)

Should i wear contacts? Subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding in eye)

OK: A sub-conjunctival hemorrhage is not a contraindication to contact lens wear. However, in general, if the eye feels uncomfortable with the lens however, remove the lens until the eye clears up. ...Read more

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Can subconjunctival hemorrhage be related to contacts?

Can subconjunctival hemorrhage be related to contacts?

Contacts and hem.: Soft contact lenses overlap onto the conjunctiva of the eye and could possibly irritate a small superficial vessel that could bleed. Also, the manipulation involved with inserting and removing contacts could cause superficial conjunctival hemorrhage. The hemorrhages clear spontaneously and are mostly a cosmetic issue, as they cannot get into the eye. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contact lens with a subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Is it safe to wear contact lens with a subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Probably: As long as the overlying tissue is intact & there is no irritation. You should be cleared by your eye dr first to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contact lenses when you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Is it safe to wear contact lenses when you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Sometimes: I would caution against wearing a contact lens if you ar having any scratchy sensation or discomfort from the conjuctival hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What is subconjunctival hemorrhage?

What is subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Blood under conj: Blood under conjunctiva (thin tissue that covers white of eye & inside of lids). May be due to injury, straining (coughing, lifting vomiting) or disease process. Often, however, the cause is not known. The redness is profound & blood color & may cover entire white of eye. Usually painless, this problem will clear on its own but this may take weeks. ...Read more

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Can subconjunctival hemorrhage be cured?

Can subconjunctival hemorrhage be cured?

Only with time: Subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel on the eye's surface develops a microscopic tear. Although it heals almost immediately, the blood that leaks out is stuck under the conjunctiva. The blood will naturally be resorbed and removed by the body, much like a bruise. There is no treatment that can speed this process, which can take up to a few weeks. ...Read more

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Dpes subconjunctival hemorrhage last long?

Dpes subconjunctival hemorrhage last long?

No: It depends on a few factors, including how large the hemorrhage is, and what caused the hemorrhage. Some go away in a day or two, many take 7-10 days, and some can take even longer. ...Read more