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The bottom part of my mom's eyeball is very red almost black in the left eye. Just started today. She had a little discharge the other day in her eye. I am putting colloidal silver drops in her eye started today. She is homebound and has mini clots in her brainn. She is 80. She had a brain bleed last year in November. I started giving her holistic drops to help nervous sytem.
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Stop the silver drops!

Your mother has most likely experienced a sub conjunctival hemorrhage, a common event that occurs to many people.

In the vast majority of cases, sub conjunctival hemorrhage is nothing to worry about. It is usually not a sign of any serious condition but rather is just a small broken blood vessel in the conjunctiva that looks much worse than it really is.

No treatment is necessary. Think of a subconjunctival hemorrhage as a bruise. The reason it looks so red (some people say it looks like a piece of raw meat) is that the skin on your eye is very thin so the underlying blood shows through easily. On your arm, for instance, a bruise looks blue/purple because the overlying skin is thick, blocking the red color of the blood.

Like a bruise elsewhere a subconjunctival hemorrhage will slowly go away over the course of a couple of weeks. It may spread around the globe some and change colors as it clears. This is nothing to be concerned about.

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