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Doctor insights on: Subconjunctival Bleeding On The Eyeball In Children

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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Subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding in eye) causes?

Weak veins: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is due to leakage from fragile veins in the conjunctiva. This can be caused by rubbing the eye, sneezing, straining and light trauma. Frequently no cause is identified. Almost always it is benign and will absorb with no consequences. See your ophthalmologist if it is recurrent. ...Read more

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How do you treat subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding in eye)?

You don't: Subconjunctival hemorrhage does not require treatment. It will resolve on its own in a matter of weeks and will cause no damage. ...Read more

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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 I wear contact lensee with a bleeding eye?

Can I wear contact lensee with a bleeding eye?

Maybe: If the bleeding on the conjunctiva (white part of the eye) is flat and not too big, then the contact lens will not be affected and you can wear them. If in doubt, leave them out. ...Read more

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What are the earliest symptoms of internal eye bleeding?

What are the earliest symptoms of internal eye bleeding?

You may see a veil: Of red, pink or floaters that block your vision. Also, if you have a family history of hypertension or diabetes, then you must see an eye doctor and have baseline evaluation of your retina to make sure you don't have microscopic bleeds occurring. It will not be painful, unless it's blocking the aqueous humor draining, in which your intraocular pressure could be high. ...Read more

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I keep having reoccurring eye bleeding what is the cause is it common and normal?

I keep having reoccurring eye bleeding what is the cause is it common and normal?

Almost never serious: Visible blood on the white of the eye is usually amused by straining such as coughing, sneezing, straining to go to the bathroom or from straining at heavy activity. This type of bleeding on the surface of the eye is almost never from a serious medical problem. In fact, you may have just rubbed your eye too hard. Always have yearly physicals and eye exams! ...Read more

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I was accidentaly poked in my eye by a child. It is only a small area on the white of the eyes that is bleeding. How long will it take to heal?

I was accidentaly poked in my eye by a child. It is only a small area on the white of the eyes that is bleeding. How long will it take to heal?

2-3 weeks: I would count on two to three weeks, depending on how deep the scratch is and if it gets infected. Total healing time is usually given to be 6 weeks, but 2-3 weeks until it looks pretty good. ...Read more

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What could cause bleeding behind the eye?

What could cause bleeding behind the eye?

Do you mean back?: The most common bleeding in the back of the eye (at the retina) is due to diabetes and vascular anomalies. This can be more likely if blood thinners are in the mix. Less common conditions are parasitic infections and some inherited conditions. Trauma of course is also common. If you truly mean 'behind' the eye ball, then this rare event is usually traumatic or do to blood vessel disease. ...Read more

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Bleeding on eyeball's white surface - should I be worried?

Bleeding on eyeball's white surface - should I be worried?

Not necessarily.: If it looks something like this, it's probably a subconjunctival hemorrhage - aka, an eye bruise. Usually from sneezing or rubbing too hard, the collection of blood is painless and goes away after two weeks. If you're having blurry vision, eye discharge or eye pain... Different matter and see your doc. You only have two eyes, take care of them, and good luck! ...Read more

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I had a subconjunctival hematoma, now fading and see what looks like a pinguecula where it appears the source of the bleeding began. Is this unlikely?

I had a subconjunctival hematoma, now fading and see what looks like a pinguecula where it appears the source of the bleeding began. Is this unlikely?

Unlikely: Pinguecula are poorly vascularized and would take considerable focal trauma to bleed. You are looking at the resudual blood as the rest is absorbed. That tends to localize around the edge of the cornea which may give the false impression that this was the bleeding source. Spontaneous hemorrhage of the conjunctiva usually occurs farther out from the cornea. Most are benign and no problem. ...Read more

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I accidently cut of a bit of my eye brow and its bleeding a little?

I accidently cut of a bit of my eye brow and its bleeding a little?

Sorry about that: You probably have a cut without loss of tissue. Blot it until the bleeding stops and then put a piece of tape to hold the edges together. Very unlikely that you have done major damage to this sensitive part of the body and given the good blood supply, this will rapidly heal. See a doctor if pain persists or the cut is gaping. ...Read more

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What can I do about bleeding inside the eyeball after blepharoplasty?

What can I do about bleeding inside the eyeball after blepharoplasty?

See your physician: It may be nothing and will resolve with time, or it could be a hematoma which could cause blindness if untreated. Best to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I do if I started bleeding from the eye for a few minutes?

What should I do if I started bleeding from the eye for a few minutes?

Look at your eye: If the bleeding is only on the white part of your eye and your vision is good then it is probably a subconjunctival hemorhage - a benign common condition with no vision complications. ...Read more

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My 17 month old son got a cut beside his eye, how do I stop the bleeding?

My 17 month old son got a cut beside his eye, how do I stop the bleeding?

Pressure: Apply direct pressure. If there is that much bleeding, you should see his doctor within 24 hours. ...Read more

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My eye looks like it's bleeding. Headache has grown worse than yesterday?

My eye looks like it's bleeding. Headache has grown worse than yesterday?

Headache and eye: You need to see a doctor as this could be many things. If you are having any visual changes you must be seen immediately. This definitely requires an evaluation. ...Read more

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After blepharoplasty, I have bleeding inside the eyeball. What should I do?

After blepharoplasty, I have bleeding inside the eyeball. What should I do?

Complication: This is a rare but serious complication of blepharoplasty surgery. In the event that bleeding occurs, you must see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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How does the white part of the eye heal when it's been scratched and bleeding?

How does the white part of the eye heal when it's been scratched and bleeding?

Usually well ; fast: The white part of the eyeball, or 'sclera, ' and is covered by a transparent mucous membrane, 'conjunctiva.' when there is a small injury to this area form scratching, it usually heals well and fast on it's own. If there is even a remote chance that the eye wall was penetrated or cut deep, then it is very important to get an ophthalmologist to examine the eye. It may be more serious than it seems. ...Read more

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Is it bad if you get hit in the eye and the white part of your eye starts bleeding?

Is it bad if you get hit in the eye and the white part of your eye starts bleeding?

Not always: Bleeding in the white part of the eye is called subconjunctival hemorrhage. By itself, it is not serious, but it can cover something more serious like a laceration in the sclera (the white part of the eye. Additionally, the eye can have trauma to the retina, iris, and other structures when struck hard enough to cause bleeding. It is best to have it checked out. ...Read more

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My eye looks like it's bleeding and my headache has been consistent for three days. Not sure what's wrong.

My eye looks like it's bleeding and my headache has been consistent for three days. Not sure what's wrong.

Exam recommended: The eye redness sounds like a subconjunctival hemorrhage which only affects the white of the eye and will resolve after a week without any visual disturbance or specific treatment. However the persistent headache is of concern and is usually not caused by a harmless subconjunctival hemorrhage. Have your physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My eye just started bleeding for about 5 minutes then a film came off of it. Now feels like there is sand in it?

My eye just started bleeding for about 5 minutes then a film came off of it. Now feels like there is sand in it?

See eye MD: Bleeding from your eye is not normal, nor is the film peeling off. See your eye MD right away. You may try artificial tears to soothe that sandy feeling until you get to the eye doctor for a proper diagnosis in person. ...Read more

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I would like to know what causes eye bleeding there is blood in my eye and I did not injury it I am 52 years old thank you?

I would like to know what causes eye bleeding there is blood in my eye and I did not injury it I am 52 years old thank you?

.: Vomiting coughing straining at stools etc. But most serious is bleeding due to hypertension. Check with your physician if your blood pressure is ok and if it recurs get to see your physician earlier. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bleeding in eye?

What is the definition or description of: bleeding in eye?

Eye hemorrhage: Bleeding in the front part of the eye is called a hyphema, and is usually from fairly severe trauma. Bleeding into the vitreous of the eye can be from trauma, retinal tear, or retinal vascular disease such as diabetic retinopathy or vein occlusions. Hemorrhage can clear spontaneously over time, but the associated causes and problems need evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is a paper cut on the white of your eye serious? It is bleeding

Usually not serious: The whites of your eyes is a thin skin covering the eyeball and can heal quickly on its own. Small blood vessels in the conjunctiva can leak if it is cut, but the body can absorb it. If you have pain or blurred vision see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bleeding in the back of the eye?

What is the definition or description of: Bleeding in the back of the eye?

Bleeding in the back: Of the eye can refer to either a retinal hemorrhage, vitreous hemorrhage or a retrobulbar hemorrhage. The first 2 located inside the eye and toward the posterior of the eye while the last refers to a bleed behind the globe itself. ...Read more