Likewise referred to as a subconjunctival hemorrhage, a broken blood vessel in your eye is typically a safe condition (although see below) that clears up within one to 3 weeks.
What Is Broken Blood Vessel in Eye?
Subconjunctival is the term used to explain the area located just below the conjunctiva (the clear surface of your eye). The term hemorrhage refers to the broken blood vessels in eye.
Many people do not realize they have a broken blood vessel in their eye up until somebody tells them or they look in a mirror. This condition is not painful, and typically develops after blunt injury to the eye. For the most parts, treatment is not needed for a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
Waking Up With Broken Blood Vessel in Eye Every Morning
Getting up to a red patch in the white part of your eye can be uncomfortable, but take a deep breath – your eye isn’t really exploding! You merely have a broken blood vessel, and it’s rarely as bad as it looks.
The main name for a broken blood vessel in your eye is a subconjunctival (sub-kon-junk-TIH-vul) hemorrhage. Symptoms of this condition include:
- Bright red spot on the white of the eye
- A slight sense of fullness in the eye or under the lid
- Really moderate inflammation of the eye
Broken blood vessels occur when a tiny blood vessel bursts under the clear surface area of your eye (also called the conjunctiva). Think about it as a painless bruise on your eye. In spite of its gruesome appearance, a subconjunctival hemorrhage needs to not cause any pain, discharge, or change in your vision. If you experience any of these side effects, you might have a different issue. In this case, contact your VSP doctor as quickly as possible.
The specific cause of subconjunctival hemorrhage is presently unidentified. However, sudden boosts in high blood pressure from violent coughing, effective sneezing, heavy lifting, or perhaps extreme laughing might produce sufficient force to cause a little blood vessel in your eye to burst. Sometimes, the use of blood-thinning medications or perhaps aspirin can cause the blood vessel to burst. Severe eye infections, eye or eyelid surgery, or approximately rubbing your eye can also lead to a case of subconjunctival hemorrhage.
Broken blood vessels generally treat themselves. You do not even need to wear an eye spot! The conjunctiva slowly absorbs the blood over the course of 10-14 days. Recovery is generally total, without any long-term complications – just like a moderate swelling under the skin. Although eye drops can not assist repair the broken blood vessels, they can relieve the eyes of irritation.
If the condition does not clear up within one to two weeks, schedule a visit to your optometrist who can better recognize the issue and propose a treatment that’s right for you.