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What can cause a blood vessel to burst in eye?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
David Miller
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Strain or cough

But often will occur for no known reason.
Also sometimes caused by blood thinners.

In brief: Strain or cough

But often will occur for no known reason.
Also sometimes caused by blood thinners.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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