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What could be causing one bloodshot eye?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Couple common problems can do this: corneal abrasion (scratched eye)-perhaps something got into that eye.
Subconjunctival hemorrhage-when a tiny blood vessel beneath the surface of the eye breaks (not always assoc with a known injury). It's usually painless and resolves w/in 2 wks w/o specific tx. If you have other bleeding/bruising problems, high bp, vision loss/changes, significant pain see doc.

In brief: Some thoughts

Couple common problems can do this: corneal abrasion (scratched eye)-perhaps something got into that eye.
Subconjunctival hemorrhage-when a tiny blood vessel beneath the surface of the eye breaks (not always assoc with a known injury). It's usually painless and resolves w/in 2 wks w/o specific tx. If you have other bleeding/bruising problems, high bp, vision loss/changes, significant pain see doc.
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