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Old 03-01-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
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what causes eye blood vessels breaking?

one of mines recently broke out of the blue, so i wanted to know why this kind of stuff happens! im sure nothing got into my eye..help!

 
Old 03-01-2004, 06:59 PM   #2
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Re: what causes eye blood vessels breaking?

Well I know one reason that a blood vessel in the eye could break is if you hold your nose while you sneeze. But don't worry, it will heal on its own regardless of how it happened.

 
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Old 03-01-2004, 11:01 PM   #3
 
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Cool Re: what causes eye blood vessels breaking?

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one of mines recently broke out of the blue, so i wanted to know why this kind of stuff happens! im sure nothing got into my eye..help!
Two other reasons could be. Inadvertently rubbing the eye or hyptertension. A cold wash clothe 2-4xs/day for two to four minutes for the first day then a real warm one not hot enough to burn but very warm for the second day 3-4x/day until rednes goes away. Takes about 3-10 days. If it happens more than twice/year see eyecare professional. There are a few other reasons if someone wants to elaborate.

 
Old 03-01-2004, 11:51 PM   #4
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Re: what causes eye blood vessels breaking?

I had this in November and went to the doctor. He said it should go away in 14 days. When it didn't, I went back and he ran a ton of blood tests to see if I had some kind of other problem (hypertension, liver problems,diabetes,etc) that would cause this. $119 later (my portion of the bill), the tests all came back normal, so the next step was a biopsy of my eye. I said no way. After two months it went slowly away on its own.

I do not remember rubbing my eye, but don't worry about it if it lasts awhile. My doctor said that 90% of the time they have no idea what caused it.

 
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