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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more


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I have eye pain, and looks like blood vessels have burst in my eyes, right when I wake up in the morning and later on it dosnt hurt. What is this?

I have eye pain, and looks like blood vessels have burst in my eyes, right when I wake up in the morning and later on it dosnt hurt. What is this?

Subconjunctival heme: A subconjunctival hemorrhage, depending on its size, can take up to 3 weeks or more to resolve. As long as it is improving and your vision is not affected, and you are not experiencing significant pain, you can just follow it along. You may use some artificial tears for some slight irritation. You probably had rubbed your eye during sleep, which stretched and broke a blood vessel. ...Read more

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If I have cavernous sinus thrombosis wouldn't I know it by now? Ct scan in July showed sinus infection. Had eye pain & stillhave dialited blood vessels

If I have cavernous sinus thrombosis wouldn't I know it by now? Ct scan in July showed sinus infection. Had eye pain & stillhave dialited blood vessels

Need to be under: Oculoplastics, orbital surgery management so don't lose vision. You should know it by now, and should be followed closely. Do you have an interventional radiologist on consult in your case? This is not to be taken lightly and make sure you have the experts managing your care carefully. Is ENT helping manage your sinusitis? This involves so many specialists for best outcome. Good luck! ...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 have a broken blood vessel in my eye. Help?

I have a broken blood vessel in my eye. Help?

In or on surface?: If it is on the surface (you can see it in the mirror) it is most likely not a problem. Occasionally blood vessels break on the surface (called sub-conjunctival hemorrhage) and looks bad, but will resolve on its own. There should not be any pain or vision changes it this occurs. If this happens mutiple times, see and ophthalmologist (there may be undelying cause). ...Read more

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Should I swim wittha broken blood vessel in my eye?

Should I swim wittha broken blood vessel in my eye?

No problem: Regardless of where the broken blood vessel is, whether it is on the whites of your eyes, or inside your eye on the retina, it is safe to go swimming. ...Read more

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If a have a busted blood vessel in my eye, will using vaseline clear it?

If a have a busted blood vessel in my eye, will using vaseline clear it?

No: It will get better in 1-2 weeks. There is no known effective treatment to lessen this. ...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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Blood vessel burst in my eye leaving it very red?

Yes. This is a bruise: That will resolve over the next two weeks called a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage.Looks terrible but is harmless. If not slowly resolving over next 2 wks, have a professional take a look. ...Read more

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Broken blood vessel in eye, should I be concerned?

Broken blood vessel in eye, should I be concerned?

Broken blood vessels: This does not affect the vision, or eye pressure. More frequent in those on prophylactic Aspirin therpay. See you eye care professional. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a busted blood vessel in my eye?

How do I get rid of a busted blood vessel in my eye?

Time: Unfortunately, about the only thing you can do is wait this one out. You may want to use eyedrops, such as artificial tears, if you have an itchy feeling in your eye. Beyond that, it will take 10 to 14 days for the blood to be reabsorbed. ...Read more

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I got hit in the eye, a blood vessel burst am I okay?

I got hit in the eye, a blood vessel burst am I okay?

Should be fine.: Trauma around the eye will often times cause a "black eye" which is a result of a vein in the area rupturing and bleeding into the surrounding tissue. Over a week or so this will resolve. Bleeding into the white part of the eye can also occur with trauma and many other factors. This too should resolve over one to two weeks. However, it would be wise to see an eye doctor for this area. ...Read more

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Why would a blood vessel in the eye break without any trauma to the eye?

Why would a blood vessel in the eye break without any trauma to the eye?

Blood vessel: Blood vessels on the surface of the eye break due to coughing, sneezing, straining. This is called subconjunctival hemorrhage, and is a benign condition. Blood vessels inside the eye may break due to diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, sarcoidosis, sickle cell, hiv, etc. ...Read more

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Ok to fly with burst blood vessel in my eye?

Depends: In your question, you did not indicate where the burst blood vessel is located. If it is in the conjunctiva (giving a red spot on the white part of your eye - called subconjunctival hemorrhage), then flying is fine. If it is in the retina or elsewhere, then maybe not depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Can a blood vessel in eye or retina rupture?

Can a blood vessel in eye or retina rupture?

Yes it is possible: For a blood vessel in the conjunctiva, iris, retina to bleed. Risk factors would include taking blood thinners, trauma, heavy lifting, or having very high blood pressure. ...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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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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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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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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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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Could violent vomiting cause a broken blood vessel in my eyeball?

Could violent vomiting cause a broken blood vessel in my eyeball?

Yes: Any activity which can significantly increase the pressure in your head or chest, like violent sneezing, coughing, or vomiting, could be related to a subconjunctival hemorrhage (broken blood vessel). These will not affect your eyesight, and should clear in 7-10 days. It is more likely if the person has high blood pressure, or is taking blood thinners. No treatment is required in most cases. ...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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Should I worry about a small broken blood vessel only eye? Pinhead size spot on my eyeball

Should I worry about a small broken blood vessel only eye? Pinhead size spot on my eyeball

No: If small bruise (subconjunctival hemorrhage) is not causing any symptoms other than its presence, I would not worry about it. It should completely resolve after 7 to 14 days. Again it should not cause any untoward symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a question my daughter blew a blood vessel in her eye and has a little fever what should I do? Is it bad?

I have a question my daughter blew a blood vessel in her eye and has a little fever what should I do? Is it bad?

Fever: Any pressure like coughing hard can pop blood vessels in eyes. If she has no other eye symptoms, just observe, treat the fever. See her pediatrician if any concern otherwise. ...Read more

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I was punched in the eye 3 weeks ago. I have a busted blood vessel in my eye that hasn't went away yet. Will it go away????

Ruptured vessel: Assuming you are correct and only a burst blood vessel all the damage that was occurred, the body will take care of the blood vessel and it should completely go away. It can take a few weeks. ...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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I have about 15 tiny ruptured blood vessel looking dots on my inner arms, they aren't raised, itchy, or painful. I lift my heavy baby a lot connected?

I have about 15 tiny ruptured blood vessel looking dots on my inner arms, they aren't raised, itchy, or painful. I lift my heavy baby a lot connected?

Petechiae: You have petechia on your inner arms. So long as this is only from where you have repeated trauma from lifting the baby it is ok. This is like bruising. If you notice it elsewhere then it could be a sign of low platelets and you would need to see your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more