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If I was hit in the eye how long will it take for the blood to clear up?
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
Depends if is a microhyphema or vitreous hemorrhage.
The amount of hyphema and age makes it vary for days to weeks. Also rebleeds, coagulation issues, can affect the time.

In brief: Varies
Depends if is a microhyphema or vitreous hemorrhage.
The amount of hyphema and age makes it vary for days to weeks. Also rebleeds, coagulation issues, can affect the time.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Ali Zaidi
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It depends on the location of the blood.
Blood under the surface of the eye, subconjunctival hemorhage, may take 1 week to clear. Blood inside the front of the eye, a hyphema, may clear over a few days, but can be a serious problem and should be followed daily for the first few days. Blood inside the back of the eye, vitreous hemorrhage, can take several weeks to clear.

In brief: Depends
It depends on the location of the blood.
Blood under the surface of the eye, subconjunctival hemorhage, may take 1 week to clear. Blood inside the front of the eye, a hyphema, may clear over a few days, but can be a serious problem and should be followed daily for the first few days. Blood inside the back of the eye, vitreous hemorrhage, can take several weeks to clear.
Dr. Ali Zaidi
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Dr. Victor Bello
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cleraing black eye
Evidently the time for clearing of a periorbital hematoma (collection of blood), depends on the amount accumulated, which depends on the nature of the injury.
Here what is most important is that there may be consequences from the trauma, such as glaucoma, that can appear even months later! see your eye doc.

In brief: Cleraing black eye
Evidently the time for clearing of a periorbital hematoma (collection of blood), depends on the amount accumulated, which depends on the nature of the injury.
Here what is most important is that there may be consequences from the trauma, such as glaucoma, that can appear even months later! see your eye doc.
Dr. Victor Bello
Dr. Victor Bello
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Dr. Barbara C Breger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Varies
Are you talking about blood around the eye in which case it canvary fro 7 to 14 days- if you are talking about blood inside the eye, itdepends on how much there is and the eye should be seen byan ophthalmologist.

In brief: Varies
Are you talking about blood around the eye in which case it canvary fro 7 to 14 days- if you are talking about blood inside the eye, itdepends on how much there is and the eye should be seen byan ophthalmologist.
Dr. Barbara C Breger
Dr. Barbara C Breger
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Dr. Price Kloess
Ophthalmology
In brief: 1-2 weeks
Typically 1-2 weeks; it may look bad but it will not harm the eye.

In brief: 1-2 weeks
Typically 1-2 weeks; it may look bad but it will not harm the eye.
Dr. Price Kloess
Dr. Price Kloess
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Dr. Jonathan Levin
Ophthalmology
In brief: 1-2 weeks
Assuming the blood is visible on the white part of your eye, you most likely have a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
Think of it like a popped blood vessel and it has now formed a bruise. It will probably change colors like a bruise does. It is no threat to your vision. If you notice new floaters, flashes, curtain in your vision, or significant change in vision, you need to be seen urgently!

In brief: 1-2 weeks
Assuming the blood is visible on the white part of your eye, you most likely have a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
Think of it like a popped blood vessel and it has now formed a bruise. It will probably change colors like a bruise does. It is no threat to your vision. If you notice new floaters, flashes, curtain in your vision, or significant change in vision, you need to be seen urgently!
Dr. Jonathan Levin
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