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best solution for an eye which appears to be full of blood?

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What is the best solution for an eye which appears to be full of blood?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 4 years ago.

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When you say blood in the eye- is it blood in the white part of the eye( which can be seen if you stand in front of the mirror) ?
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does it look similar to this image?
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 4 years ago.

If it does look similar then it is likely to be from a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage.

In this condition the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva ( white part of the eye) get ruptured and bleed. It can occur under various circumstances such as excessive forceful coughing/sneezing, in hypertensive individuals, in those who are on blood thinning medicines such as low dose aspirin, following subtle eye injury or without any apparent reason too. It is self healing and will disappear within a week or two . In case of any other eye symptoms such as sudden reduction of vision , watering, discharge from the eyes , do get an eye check up done. But for a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage there is no need to visit an eye specialist.You can use lubricating eye drops such as preservative free Refresh tears eye drops, 1 drop 4 times a day for 2 weeks , for soothening effect( available over the counter).

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