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I have what looks like a broken blood vessel in my left eye.

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Hi, I have what looks like a broken blood vessel in my left eye.
It looks horrible but no pain included. Have had them before. What causes them, please?
And are they dangerous or the sign of a brain disorder?

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It looks like a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage.

Sub-conjunctival haemorrhage is a condition in which there is rupture of one of the blood vessels of the conjunctiva.It can occur due to excessive coughing/sneezing/subtle trauma/ or apparently without any reason especially in hypertensive individuals.Though it appears scary it is a harmless condition.

It generally does not require any treatment as it resolves on its own within 7-10 days. In the meanwhile it changes color and may become more dark, and eventually disappear.

For soothening effect you may instill Refresh tears eye drops ,1drop 4 times a day.

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