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Got attacked friday night, and woke up sat morning with a

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Got attacked friday night, and woke up sat morning with a slight black eye, but the white of my eye is bloodshot badly, looks like there is a pool of blood in my eye, everyday since it happened the bloodness has got worse and reaching right up to my pupil, although my eyesight is ok.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

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It is likely that you are experiencing the blood shot symptoms of subconjunctival hemorrhage and hyphema (blood inside the anterior chamber of the eye). Considering that it is getting worse, I suggest that you follow-up with your eye doctor as soon as possible for closer evaluation under the slit-lamp. A complete dilated eye examination is needed to exclude any other damage to the back of the eye even though your vision is okay at this time. In the meantime, I suggest that you use over the counter preservative free tear drop such as Refresh or Genteal tear drop every 2-4 hours while awake until you see the eye doctor. In addition, I suggest that you avoid aspirin or Aleve or ibuprofen, as these medications can worse the bleed. In general, the blood will resolve with time, and not harmful. However, the eye pressure would need to be monitor in the coming weeks and months, as there is an increased risk of angle recession glaucoma is small percentage of persons with eye trauma associated with bleeding inside the eye.

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