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What Is Bleeding In The Back Of 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anticoagulation eye: Anticoagulation medications like Aspirin and coumadin, (warfarin) will not cause bleeding . However, if bleeding is started for instance from trauma, blood dyscrasias, or blood vessel anomalies, then bleeding from these sources can be prolonged and exaggerated. In most cases, the blood thinner should be stopped while the cause of bleeding is addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a stress test increase bleeding behind the eye because of increased blood pressure during the test?
What can be done about bleeding in the eye behind the macula? My grandmothers eye doctor says she has that. She has macular degeneration in that eye
Macular degeneration: If there is already bleeding in the eye, your grandmother has "wet" macular degeneration. Depending on the stage and severity at which your grandmother present's to a retina sub-specialist, there are now intraocular injections that are available to attempt to maintain and possibly even improve your grandmother's vision in that eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I accidentally poked myself in the eye with my fingernail and it now looks like the white of my eyeball is bleeding. What should I do?
Need to see doctor:
If injury stops in the conjunctiva- it is OK
But can not be sure it is not affected cornea.
Corneal abrasion need to be treated. ...Read more
I've been poked in the eye. 3 days later i still feel concussed and nauseous. Its not bleeding or too bruised. Or is it serious?
After having a Epistaxis and a small balloon catheter put in to stop the bleeding i lost vision in the eye on the same side it was put in?
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?
My son 4 poked himself in the eye today with a small sharp peice of plastic wire no marks or blood, if it penetrated would i know? Would it bleed?
Not neccessarily: I would be be much happier as an ophthalmologist if the child was screaming or complaining. Corneal abrasions hurt. Injuries to the white of the can be painful or not. Penetrating injuries even with a piece of plastic that is described as ""sharp" cause me great concern about potential puncture wounds that can be devastating. The child needs urgent evaluation by a child friendly ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a retina tear that has been sealed with laser. But since, i bleed in the eye once about every month. Should i get vitreous removal operation ?
A possible issue: In some patients, the vitreous gel creates a retinal tear next to or right through a retinal blood vessel. Even if the tear is sealed well with laser, the gel still remains attached to the flap of the tear and the blood vessel. In some cases, persistent traction creates periodic hemorrhage. While this often decreases with time, surgery may be warranted if recurrent, severe, ; impacting daily life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 10mth old baby got some sort of a small, pale piece of meat or some sort on the corner of the eye for while & it just start to bleed what should I do?
See a doctor: I would go to the doctors immediately so that they can help your child. ...Read more
My 5 year old son got hit in the eye with a ball he fracterd his oxcipatal bone he is trowing up, and his nose started bleed. What should we do?
Go to a hospital: Er. Sounds like he needs to be evaluated by an ENT doctor ; possibly by other surgical specialists. Take your papers from the first er visit with you. You may have heard " occipital fracture" instead of " orbital fracture", as the occipital bone is in the back, in green on this drawing. Call your pediatrician's after-hours line ; leave a message about the injury ; where he'll be re-evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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