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I seem to have injured my eye while putting in a contact

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I seem to have injured my eye while putting in a contact lense. I have broken capillaries, should I go to the emergency room? How does this heal?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.
Does the eye hurt or is it just red?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
just red in parts
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.
You are likely to have a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. Although its appearance may be alarming, a subconjunctival hemorrhage is generally a painless and harmless condition. The causes could be -

Minor eye trauma (may be because of your contact lens)

increased venous pressure

Strenuous Exercising




Blood dyscrasia (rare)

Severe hypertension

A subconjunctival hemorrhage is typically a self-limiting condition that requires no treatment in the absence of infection or significant trauma. At the most you can use a lubricating eye drop like Refresh Tears 3 times a day. If you develop any irritation or watering or photophobia then see your ophthalmologist as that would be a different condition, contact lens intolerance. Thanks.

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