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I experienced bleeding from my eye, I believe it was coming

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I experienced bleeding from my eye, I believe it was coming out near the tear duct, any recommendations on what I should do or what kind of doctor should I visit? Any idea as to what might have caused this?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 4 years ago.

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Dr. James :

Is the bleeding on the whites of the eyes?

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Any pain?


I really do not know where it is coming from, I believe it is coming from the tear duct, There feels like there is some pressure.

Dr. James :

You likely a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It looks alarming, but usually not serious.

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This 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. The bleeding is usually the result of minor trauma such as coughing or eye rubbing.

Though its appearance is alarming and appears dangerous, it is generally harmless.

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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