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Symptoms Bloodshot eye has gotten progressively worse today.

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Symptoms: Bloodshot eye has gotten progressively worse today. I've had a headache for several days. I have mild pain on my eyeball, it's burning a little and it feels a little swollen. Do I need to go to the ER tonight or can I wait until a clinic opens in the morning?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 4 years ago.
Hello,

Bloodshot eyes usually due to a condition called as sub-conjunctival haemorrhage. There is rupture of very small blood vessels (capillaries) in the white of the eye(conjunctiva). It usually takes 10-12 days to disappear. It may look worse and become darker as it resolves.It can occur with trivial injury/excessive coughing/sneezing/even otherwise.

You can wait till morning and get examined by your ophthalmologist later.

For the headache you can take Tab.paracetamol 500mg SOS and repeat 12 hours later if headache persists.

You can put Refresh Tears eye drops , one drop four times a day for the burning sensation(available OTC).

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Edited by Dr. A.S. Desai on 1/30/2010 at 3:37 AM EST
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