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Got t on eyelid with screen door, but blood in eye now and

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Got hit on eyelid with screen door, but blood in eye now and looks like busted vessel in eye. Should he go to Urgent care?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 1 year ago.

Sorry to know about the injury.

If you have noted a burst blood vessel in the white part of the eye, making it appear red, with no change in vision in that eye , then it is most likely to be a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage (SCH).

It will resolve naturally in the next 5-7 days . If there is redness around theeyelid also then it is due to ecchymosis or bbleed under the skin. Just apply ice packs for 10 minutes, thrice a day for about 2 days.

You would need an eye exam by an ophthalmologist in case there is blurring of vision, severe pain the eye.

If you need more help, please use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If you do not require further assistance, kindly rate my service.Thank you and best wishes.It was a pleasure to have answered this question.Views expressed are for information purpose only and cannot substitute a visit to an ophthalmologist