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    Old 01-07-2021, 01:13 PM   #1
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    burst blood vessel in eye

    I have a burst blood vessel in my eye which appeared about three days ago. About half my eyeball is red right now.

    I understand that the blood is generally resorbed by the eye in a couple of weeks, tho I've seen some people report it took as long as a month.

    I have a question for anyone who has had this happen to them in the past: what about the sensations of "eye irritation"? Do these go away quicker, or take as long as the redness?

    Although I don't have pain in my eye, it does feel uncomfortable. Now and then throughout the day the irritation increases - kind of feels like I have a grain of sand caught in there. Also, if I blink too forcefully, I notice a feeling of soreness in the affected part of my eyeball - I assume it's coming from the spot where the blood vessel burst.

    Thanks to anyone who can share their experience with this.

     
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    Old 01-08-2021, 12:22 AM   #2
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    Re: burst blood vessel in eye

    I've had quite a few of them...i use redness drops in them to help reduce inflammation.

    Since you do have gritty feeling, it's possible you have something in there or an infection, but more than likely inflamed blood vessels and area from the burst.
    Cold light compress might help.

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    You could try eye irrigation with saline solution. Sde if it helps.
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    Old 01-08-2021, 01:16 PM   #3
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    Re: burst blood vessel in eye

    Thanks for your reply Quincy! Appreciate the helpful information.

    I'm going to try the cold compress after making this reply. I don't have saline solution. Is that the kind of thing I can make from scratch with salt and water?

    Your saying there could be something in there, got me thinking: the night this happened I was cleaning out the fireplace (cold ash, not hot). I didn't notice any eye irritation while doing this and it was only a few hours later when looking in the mirror in the bathroom that I noticed the blood. Can something like ash getting into your eye cause a burst blood vessel, or would it just be mere coincidence?

    My eye din't really start to feel irritated until the next day tho. And today it seems less uncomfortable than yesterday. I'm also thinking if any ash got in my eye by now (four days, I think) it would have naturally been washed out by water from my eye?

    Not noticing any change in the redness yet, but does feel less irritated, so I guess that's some kind of progress!

     
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    Re: burst blood vessel in eye

    Hard to say what's going on, and if you did get a piece of ash in your eye, I think it would have hurt when it happened. Although it could nave caused a scratch in your eye if you rubbed it, and it's still healing.

    I've never made saline solution, but look it up online and find out how. Important you know that you cannot keep it stored because bacteria will grow in it.

    Do you have any type of eye drops?

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    Old 01-13-2021, 12:59 PM   #5
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    Re: burst blood vessel in eye

    Hi Quincy, yes I have eyedrops but I've been hesitant to use them. I'm afraid to even look at my eye! haha.

    I'm just curious, did yours heal all at once after a certain period, or could you see it healing slowly over time?

    It is now 10 days and I have noticed no change at all in the appearance of my eye, except that the blood has actually spread out further. It used to all just be on the left side of my eye, now it has also filled in the bottom part of my eye.
    I actually have the impression the biggest part of the burst might be in an area under my lids or behind my eyes, because when I lift my lid I see it is all red under there.

    The irritation and gritty feelings have come back as well, and my eye remains sore to the touch on the side where the blood vessel burst.
    Nothing unusual other than that, but I guess I did expect I'd see it fading a bit by now.

     
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    Old 01-13-2021, 11:48 PM   #6
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    Re: burst blood vessel in eye

    Mine healed in a few days.
    I sometimes get something in my eye that causes great pain, redness and inflammation...could last a day or days. I try to get it out with saline, use polysporin eye drops and decongestant drops.
    However, I've never been in your situation, but I would never wait to see a doctor if what I used didn't work.

    It would be best to see a specialist, or at the very least your GP or a clinic.

    If you really dont want to see anyone, and it's possible you might have an infection, try polysporin for pink eye. Its a broad specgrum antibiotic. If it doesn't improve in a few days, please see a specialist. There are many possibilities of what's going on and I'm would be concerned that it could endanger your vision.

    Please kdep me updated,

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