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Were you doing anything (grinding, cutting, hammering etc) that would have caused something to get in your eye?
I couldn't see what you typed. It may be that the chat system is having problems.....did you see my question?
yes, as noted, I did grind a ceramic tile, which made some dust particles. I was wearing my eye glasses, but not goggles at the time, but didn't feel anything at the time.
It sounds like you have experienced a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
In the vast majority of cases, sub conjunctival hemorrhage is nothing to worry about. It is usually not a sign of any serious condition but rather is just a small broken blood vessel in the conjunctiva that looks much worse than it really is. No treatment is necessary. Think of a subconjunctival hemorrhage as a bruise. The reason it looks so red (some people say it looks like a piece of raw meat) is that the skin on your eye is very thin so the underlying blood shows through easily. On your arm, for instance, a bruise looks blue/purple because the overlying skin is thick, blocking the red color of the blood. Like a bruise elsewhere a subconjunctival hemorrhage will slowly go away over the course of a couple of weeks. It may spread around the globe some and change colors as it clears. This is nothing to be concerned about.
There is no need for you to see an eye doctor. This will resolve on it's own
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That confirms what I thought, based on Internet browsing. Thanks. If the condition doesn't resolve or worsens, I'll call my doc. Okay?
Like I said it will take some time to resolve. Nothing to worry about though :)
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