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I wake up with a ball of blood in my eye. Few minutes later

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I wake up with a ball of blood in my eye. Few minutes later bursed and make a flat oval shape surface. No pain or discomford. Seen optiction , she stated nothing serious,will absorb in two weeks. It is a 4th day and I can not see the difference. What I should do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.


Is the vision affected?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.

It is most likely to be a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. Although its appearance may be alarming, a subconjunctival hemorrhage is generally a painless and harmless condition. The causes of a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage could be -

Minor eye trauma

increased venous pressure

Strenuous Exercising

Coughing Vomiting Sneezing

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. Do not worry. It can take time to resolve, sometimes 10-15 days. Thanks.

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