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I have had blood in my right eye twice in the last two months.Might

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I have had blood in my right eye twice in the last two months.Might be bursted blood vessel.What is causing this and what if any treatment?

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Yes, you are right about it being a burst blood vessel. It is called sub-conjunctival hemorrhage(SCH).

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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 continue using the lubricating eye drops however.

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