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My baby has popped a blood vessel in his eye and its near the main part of his eye, is there something I could do to help heal the process?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Subconj heme

If it's a subconjunctival hemorrhage (on the white part and not symptomatic to him), best to avoid trauma like eye rubbing (sometimes difficult with a baby but could use an eye shield), severe coughing or straining, giving any blood thinners.
If it's not due to a bleeding disorder (would be recurrent), then should resolve on its own. Best to have a baby's eye examined for any other problems.

In brief: Subconj heme

If it's a subconjunctival hemorrhage (on the white part and not symptomatic to him), best to avoid trauma like eye rubbing (sometimes difficult with a baby but could use an eye shield), severe coughing or straining, giving any blood thinners.
If it's not due to a bleeding disorder (would be recurrent), then should resolve on its own. Best to have a baby's eye examined for any other problems.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology

In brief: Scary but common

Subconjuctival hemes are very scary looking but completely benign.
In a baby they can be caused by straining, rubbing or many other things. They usually go away in about 10 -14 days and there isn't anything that needs to be done about them. If you are concerned or if your baby seems to be acting different from normal see your pediatrician.

In brief: Scary but common

Subconjuctival hemes are very scary looking but completely benign.
In a baby they can be caused by straining, rubbing or many other things. They usually go away in about 10 -14 days and there isn't anything that needs to be done about them. If you are concerned or if your baby seems to be acting different from normal see your pediatrician.
Dr. David Sachs
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