What Causes A Burst Blood Vessel In Your Eye?

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Rebekah Coulson Profile
Rebekah Coulson answered
Taking good care of your eyes will ensure you years of enjoying all of the wonderful sights this life has to offer.  A burst blood vessel in your eye can cause discomfort, not to mention it takes away from your good looks.  There are several causes of this condition, namely sneezing, coughing, and rubbing your eyes, but there is much more to the condition, and several factors can make you more susceptible to eye damage.

When a blood vessel bursts in your eye, you may feel some irritation and it could also itch. You'll notice a bright red splotch or a dark spot over the white of your eye. There are several reasons that this happens to you. Being sick and vomiting, rubbing your eyes, sneezing or coughing hard, or just straining your eyes too hard to read.  You are also at increased risk if you are taking drugs for a medical condition or are taking any kind of over-the-counter or prescribed medications that think the blood. A case of high blood pressure or an eye infection can also cause a burst blood vessel in the eyes. 

If you are part of any of these risk groups, you must be very vigilant to avoid this condition yourself.  Only read when you have adequate light, and never read anything in the dark. If it's too late and you already have some damage, expect it to take up to 10 days for the condition to completely clear up. You may also speed the healing process by taking some Vitamin C, which will help to strengthen the walls of the capillaries in the eyes. 

Be sure to consult your general physician if pain accompanies the burst blood vessel, or if you notice a change in your vision. These conditions can indicate that your eye may have sustained an injury, and a doctor's care may be needed.
Tyler Profile
Tyler answered
Pressure on the eye can cause broken blood vessels. Dry or tired eyes are more prone to getting them. Straining (lifting a heavy object), coughing, vomiting, rubbing your eye too hard....all of these can cause broken blood vessels.
You may have pink eye- symptoms usually include a severely red eye, itchiness, and irritation. It's highly contagious, so make sure you make an appointment with a doctor.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My mom who is 63 and it looks like a blood vessel burst in her eye but half of her eye is blood red. Is this more serious then normal?
Doctor D Profile
Doctor D answered
Trauma, High Blood pressure, increased intra-ocular pressure due to medications, and insomnia to name the most popular.
ronald jude Profile
ronald jude answered
Hypertension
nettie Profile
nettie answered
Don't tell me all this happen and you did not seek medical help because it could be a number of things blood pressure high, swollen blood vessel , the best to you
Maggie Dee Profile
Maggie Dee answered
Truly? No one can answer that for you. Only you. If you are concerned, it might warrant a trip to the emergency room. It could be absolutely nothing. Or it could be life-threatening. I'm not a doctor, so I don't have anything to add.

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