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Object hit eye now have 1/2 of eye bloody

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object hit eye now have 1/2 of eye bloody
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 5 years ago.
Dr. Susan :

Are you available to chat?

Dr. Susan :

Is it the white of your eye that is bloody?

Dr. Susan :

what were you hit with?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

snow ball

Customer:

just half of eye is red

Dr. Susan :

has your vision changed

Customer:

no

Dr. Susan :

any flashes of light? floaters?

Customer:

no

Dr. Susan :

are you african american? have sickle cell trait?

Customer:

no

Dr. Susan :

ok- so you most likely have a subconjunctival hemorrhage which is a burst blood vessel. It is a bruise of the eye...it appears bright red becasue the top layer of the eye is translucent.

Dr. Susan :

not to worry- it will clear in 3-5 days

Dr. Susan :

you can use artificial tears 3-4 times per day if you are irritated

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