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Dr. Stevens, Ophthalmologist
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I recently had eye surgery for cataracts, The Dr put in

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I recently had eye surgery for cataracts, The Dr put in crystal lens IOL. I woke up this morning with the left white part of my eye a deep deep red; nothing like bloodshot. I always feel like something is in my eyes or I have pressure on my eyes.

I can also see a silhouette of the lens in both eyes. Quite frankly they feel as though they do not fit. By the way, the eye in question was/is amblyopic
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.


This is what we call a subconjunctival hemorrhage. While its appearance can be alarming, it isn't a serious problem. It happens when a blood vessel in the conjunctiva (the white part of the eye) breaks and releases blood. This often tends to occur after frequent sneezing, coughing, after rubbing the eye or for no apparent reason. It tends to happen more frequently in people who have high blood pressure or you use blood thinning medicines, such as asprin, motrin, plavix, vitamin e, coumadin, among others. It also tends to happen more when people have some redness in the eyes to begin with (blood vessels are already dilated). The blood will be reabsorbed into the body within a week or so. There is nothing you can do to make it go away sooner. Usually, there is a sensation of the eye feeling slightly full, or a mild pressure sensation and using artificial tears can help with this symptom. If you don't have any of the mentioned causes, and this happens more than several times, you should see your doctor to make sure there is no underlying ocular problem and to be sure you don't have high blood pressure or bleeding disorder.

I hope you find this helpful, Dr. Stevens

This link has a pic of a very small hemorrhage

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
What do you think about the crystal lens and the outline of the lens that I see. Am I prone to pressure in the eyes?
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.

Hello there

the crystal lens is wonderful in providing near and distance vision, and in my opinion is the best choice for multifocal implant as it is the one that is LEAST likely to provide glare and halos due to its design. It is the only one I would consider in my own eye. If you are seeing the outline of the implant, it may be normal especially in low light situations where the pupil dilates and light can hit the edge of the lens. In time, you will notice it less. You should be sure lens is centered, your surgeon can tell you if it is. I hope this helps, if not let me know, Dr. Stevens

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