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I had blood in one eye for over 5 weeks, I been treated for…

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I had blood in...

I had blood in one eye for over 5 weeks, I been treated for dry eye but to no t avail

Doctor's Assistant: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?

This week I had an extended examination and every thing is normal

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had a acute angle attack years ago consequently I had laser treatment .

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Eye
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

where is the blood?

How old are you?

How is your vision in that eye?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I m 87 in good health, the blood is in the inside corner,high blood pressure under control by Bethany blocker
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

Thank you for that additional information.

You have 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.

Does this make sense to you?

It's safe for you to press the positive feedback button now if you so desire. And, never fear, even after you press that button I don't go up in a puff of smoke -- I'll still be right here to continue helping you, but, as I do work for tips, I want to make sure you are happy before rating me.

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