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How To Treat A Broken Blood Vessel In The Eye
Photo Of A Broken Blood Vessel In The Eye
Is your eye suddenly filled with blood and does it look like something from a horror movie? Don't panic. A Subconjunctival hemorrhage is what doctors call a broken blood vessel in the eye. Most of the time the cause is unknown but sometimes it is caused from sneezing, coughing or straining.
A broken blood vessel in your eye may also be caused by prescription blood thinners, (medications such as Warfarin, Coumadin), over the counter aspirin or even the herbal supplements ginko biloba and St Johns Wort.
When Is A Broken Blood Vessel In The Eye Serious?
Blood in the front part of the eye between the
cornea and the pupil/iris is known as a hyphema and requires immediate medical
attention. A hyphema can lead to the sudden onset of glaucoma and permanent
loss of vision.
When Should You See A Doctor?
Can You Prevent Broken Blood Vessels In The Eye?
If you are experiencing subconjunctival hemorrhages often you should consult your physician. Nutritionists may also be able to recommend supplements, such as grape seed extract, that may work to strengthen blood vessels. Avoid any type of straining that may increase blood pressure in the facial area.
The above explanation of the condition known as subconjunctial hemorrhage is not to be used as a substitute for the advice of a physician. When in doubt, get it checked out.