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his eye is all bloodshot and the inside bottom of his eyelid

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his eye is all bloodshot and the inside bottom of his eyelid is black any suggestions ?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.

Dr. James :

Hello.

Dr. James :

Any vision changes?

Dr. James :

Any pain?

Dr. James :

.

Customer:

no pain not affecting his eyesight now he only has this eye

Dr. James :

What happen to the other eye?

Customer:

retna detachment

Dr. James :

The bloodshot eye may be a subconjunctival hemorrhage.

Dr. James :

A subconjunctival hemorrhage happens when delicate blood vessels of the conjunctiva (clear covering of the eye) burst. This is very similar to a bruise, but redder because there is no skin overlying the blood.

Though its appearance is alarming and appears dangerous, it is generally harmless. It can sometimes spread as it did in your case, but still is not an emergency.

Similar to a bruise, subconjunctival hemorrhage may take 1-2 weeks to reabsorb and go away. During that time, it may darken and change colors. That is expected and no need to worry. Worrisome symptoms are pain, decrease vision, or double vision. You should contact your ophthalmologist promptly if these occur.

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