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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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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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What does a broken blood vessel in the eye mean?

What does a broken blood vessel in the eye mean?

Usually not much: It can come from coughing, sneezing, constipation, airborne irritants hitting the eye, a mascara wand, or even hitting the eye during sleep with a blanket or pillow edge. All bets are off if on blood thinners. ...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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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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