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What are the causes of burst blood vessel in eye?

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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What causes one eye blood vessel to be bright red and more profound than others along with a tightness feeling on the side of the eye?

What causes one eye blood vessel to be bright red and more profound than others along with a tightness feeling on the side of the eye?

Anxiety or BO prob: It could be either anxiety that will make blood vessel in this area more visible or hypertension that will make blood vessel more full check your BO use heat pat and try to relax ...Read more

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In what way can a blood vessel from the brain to the eye cause blindness?

In what way can a blood vessel from the brain to the eye cause blindness?

Many!: Mainly by closure of flow to the eye, causing a "stroke." this can be via either the vein not allowing the blood to flow out, or the artery, not allowing blood to feed the eye. ...Read more

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What are the causes of broken blood vessels in the eye?

What are the causes of broken blood vessels in the eye?

Multiple: Depends on which vessels, but usually relates to vessel fragility, neovascularization (weak vessels), increased vascular pressure, trauma, bleeding or clotting problems. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ruptured blood vessels in the eye?

What are the causes of ruptured blood vessels in the eye?

Depends: Depends on which ruptured vessels -- surface conjunctival vs. Inside the eye (retina). Should be examined by an eye care provider. ...Read more

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What causes broken blood vessels in the eye without pain?

What causes broken blood vessels in the eye without pain?

Many: Subconjunctival hemorrhages -- older age, trauma / eye rubbing, blood thinners, very high blood pressure, severe valsalva, bleeding or clotting disorder. ...Read more

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My little boy accidentally hit me in the eye and popped a blood vessel but it has made my vision blurred is this normal?

My little boy accidentally hit me in the eye and popped a blood vessel but it has made my vision blurred is this normal?

Maybe not: A broken blood vessel on the iodide of the eye is called a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. It can make the eye feel heavy or teary, but does not affect vision. If your vision is blurred see tie ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What does a broken blood vessel in the eye mean?

What does a broken blood vessel in the eye mean?

Usually nothing: Sub conjunctival hemorrhage is a common condition. It may be due to blood pressure ore eye pressure. But usually a cause is not found. Any valsalva maneuver may cause a capillary to break, even heavy lifting or constipation. It is usually benign. But have your eyes checked. ...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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How long does it take for a broken blood vessel in the eye to heal?

How long does it take for a broken blood vessel in the eye to heal?

Depends: "broken blood vessel" is actually not a very specific diagnosis. If a small hemorrhage on the eye surface is meant, then it will typically heal and all blood resorbed within 1-2 weeks. If there is a problem in the back of the eye, it may be the tip of the iceberg. Please consider getting a proper evaluation by an eye care professional. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken blood vessel in the eye to fully heal?

How long does it take a broken blood vessel in the eye to fully heal?

Variable: Usually a few weeks as the blood is broken down (changes colors and fades) and eventually completely reabsorbed from a conjunctival hemorrhage. Sometimes the heme gets larger before going away. ...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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11/24 I woke up and m eye looked like I had broken a blood vessel. A small corner had an red blood portion. 3 days later more of the eye is bloody.

Conj hemorrhage: Sounds like a conjunctival hemorrhage. Normal vision, no pain in eye and blood in white part of eye. Typically happens as a result of increased pressure in the eye like with couching or sneezing or throwing up. They can get a bit larger in size but after a few days, the size should now be at its peak and should slowly resolve over next two weeks, if continues to grow, see an MD. ...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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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've had a broken blood vessel in my eye for more than 3 years already, there's sometimes pressure in the eye it's in. What can I do to get it removed?

I've had a broken blood vessel in my eye for more than 3 years already, there's sometimes pressure in the eye it's in. What can I do to get it removed?

Three years!!!!!! '!!: If it's simply, a broken capillary (small vessel) in the underside of the covering layer of the eye (sub conjunctival hemorrhage), it is not serious and will go away within 3 weeks. Why can it still be seen? Why do u feel pressure? You should have seen an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) a long time ago. Go! ...Read more

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Will zyrtec (cetirizine) help heal a broken blood vessel in the eye?

Will zyrtec (cetirizine) help heal a broken blood vessel in the eye?

No: Zyrtec (cetirizine) will do nothing for a broken blood vessel in your eye. Only time will take care of it. ...Read more

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My friend got hit above the eye by a baseball while throwing. He has a swollen lump hanging over his eye. Could it possibly be a blown blood vessel?

My friend got hit above the eye by a baseball while throwing. He has a swollen lump hanging over his eye. Could it possibly be a blown blood vessel?

See details: It is a soft tissue contusion. Blood vessel damage is often a component of a contusion but is not the primary issue. If it persists, he should consider x rays to rule out fracture. ...Read more

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There were few anal bleeding, little blood flowed, now I noticed a broken blood vessel in the eye big enough. Is it a lack of vit. K, capillary fragility?

There were few anal bleeding, little blood flowed, now I noticed a broken blood vessel in the eye big enough. Is it a lack of vit. K, capillary fragility?

Not necessarily: Straining, being on nsaids like aspirin, ibuprofen, trauma, hypertension and heavy lifting would be risk factors. If there is frequent bleeding, or easy bruising/bleeding then ask your doctor for more workup. ...Read more

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Is it okay to workout with broken blood vessels in the eye?

Yes: This shouldn't be a problem unless the reason you had broken blood vessels was due to direct trauma of the eye which would require a physician evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to see the blood vessels in the eye?

Is it normal to be able to see the blood vessels in the eye?

In or on the eye?: If you mean those that are on the white of the eye, they can certainly be prominent. If they have become this way recently, you should have your eyes examined. If you can see a branching pattern when your eye is rubbed (don't try this if you don't see it), you are experiencing the vessels of the retina in a negative fashion. This is normal. ...Read more

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What can be done about busted blood vessels/capillaries near the eye?

What can be done about busted blood vessels/capillaries near the eye?

Time: Subconjuctiva hemorrhage is the result of broken capillary or vessels. It's like a bruise on the skin but its red and visible due to clear conjunctiva tissue. It happens from high blood pressure, blood thinner, trauma to the eye, rubbing, straining (coughing, hard sneezing, heavy lifting or constipation). Please make sure to get blood pressure check, and be patient it will disapear. ...Read more

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Are there any cure for broken blood vessels on the eye?

Time: They resolve on their own in 1-2 weeks. No treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Thin blood vessels behind the eye, should I be concerned?

Retina abnormality??: Are you implying it was noted inside your eye? Unable to directly "visualize" blood vessels "behind" eye without orbital scanning. I would seek clarification from whomever noted this finding. ...Read more

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Why do blood vessels in the eye sometimes rupture?

Why do blood vessels in the eye sometimes rupture?

Common in DM: Neovascularization in dm which causes proliferation of new blood vessles - defective structurally and fracture easily. Also other conditions like shearing force from blunt trauma, athletic events related injuryhead injury, htn, vasculitic conditions like rhumatoid arthritis from inflammation of vessels, head rocking in children, structural abn. Aneurysms of vessesls, anticoagulants-asa, Coumadin (warfarin) it occ. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of enlarged, or large gathering of blood vessels in the eye safely?

Cause?: These should be examined first. Could be some sort of hemangioma, sentinel vessel leading to a cancer, increased episcleral venous pressure, infection, inflammation, allergy, etc. ...Read more

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If dark circles are apparent from think skin, visible blood vessels & muscles underneath the eye, are fine lines related? Dark circles vs hyperpig.?

If dark circles are apparent from think skin, visible blood vessels & muscles underneath the eye, are fine lines related? Dark circles vs hyperpig.?

Partially: As you mention, dark circles are due to the thin skin and appearance of the blood vessels but the thin skin itself has a tendency to wrinkle more due to aging process and like an empty baloon that looks darker than an inflated one, the wrinkled skin looks darker than when its stretched. In some, the hyperpigmented skin is the problem and that has different solution. ...Read more

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Botox today around eyes caused a pretty bad ugly blood vessel hemerage in 1 of my eyes no effect on vision am I okay? How long before it clears?

Botox today around eyes caused a pretty bad ugly blood vessel hemerage in 1 of my eyes no effect on vision am I okay? How long before it clears?

Injectionsite bruise: Bruising post injections in the face & especially around the eyes is more common in men than women. The tissues around the eye are thinner and will show the bruising much more. If the eye itself has no issues and there is no swelling or pressure on the eye then this should settle in about 10 days. It would be prudent to let your treating physician know what is going on and have him/her see you. ...Read more

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What can cause a blood vessel to burst in eye?

What can cause a blood vessel to burst in eye?

Several things: High blood pressure and trauma are among the more common causes of a burst blood vessel in the eye. This can be brought on by something as benign as a sneeze or a cough although heavy lifting and vomiting can also play a role. Chronic high blood pressure can predispose you to this as can blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin and Coumadin (warfarin) and certain herbal supplements such as ginkgo. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden eye blood vessel to pop? Never had this happen and now there is a red vessel on the side of my right eye.

What can cause a sudden eye blood vessel to pop? Never had this happen and now there is a red vessel on the side of my right eye.

Eye hemorrhage: An isolated sudden "popped" blood vessel on the white part of the eye, as long as it is not painful or associated with vision changes, is not usually a cause for concern. They usually clear within 2-3 weeks. It is reasonable to have this checked out by an eye doctor. Occasionally these hemorrhages can be related to a bleeding disorder or other problem. ...Read more

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