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What are the causes of broken blood vessels in the eye?
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Multiple
Depends on which vessels, but usually relates to vessel fragility, neovascularization (weak vessels), increased vascular pressure, trauma, bleeding or clotting problems.

In brief: Multiple
Depends on which vessels, but usually relates to vessel fragility, neovascularization (weak vessels), increased vascular pressure, trauma, bleeding or clotting problems.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
In brief: Many
The most common cause of a conjunctival hemorrhage is dry eye.
This can be worsened by use of anticoagulants such as Aspirin or coumadin (warfarin). Rarely, the burst vessel may be due to extremely high blood pressure or clotting problem. If you have a headache or the hemorrages are recurrent, be seen soon.

In brief: Many
The most common cause of a conjunctival hemorrhage is dry eye.
This can be worsened by use of anticoagulants such as Aspirin or coumadin (warfarin). Rarely, the burst vessel may be due to extremely high blood pressure or clotting problem. If you have a headache or the hemorrages are recurrent, be seen soon.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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