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i have a burst blood vessal in my eye and am a type 2 diabetic

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i have a burst blood vessal in my eye and am a type 2 diabetic .i do not have any pain and the eye is improving after 2 days.go i need to do anyting about iy.i also take a 75mg asprin every day
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Is your vision OK?

Dr. Rick :

Are you there?

Dr. Rick :

I guess you have stepped away from your computer for a bit as my system shows that you are in the chat room.

Dr. Rick :

It sounds like you have experienced a subconjunctival hemorrhage

Dr. Rick :

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.


 


Here is an excellent article of the topic:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subconjunctival_hemorrhage


 

Dr. Rick :

There is no need to stop your daily aspirin or to do anything about it.....

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

Customer:

yw

Customer:

yes

Customer:

i have no problem with my eyesight

Dr. Rick :

good. As a diabetic, however, it is important that you have at least a yearly complete eye exam by an ophthalmolgist

Customer:

thank you

Dr. Rick :

oops...forgot an "o" before the "g"

Dr. Rick :

My pleasure. Have a good day.

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Customer:

i have a check evrey year and got the all clear 3 weeks ago

Dr. Rick :

Excellent! Keep it up.....

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Take care.

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