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    Hi. Wednesday morning I woke up, and noticed a dark red spot on the white part of my right eye. There are no vision changes, but it looks awful, and it is causing some discomfort. I called my doctor and he said there is really nothing I can do about it, but wait for it to heal. He said this can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. (I want it gone now, LOL. feel very uncomfortable going out, and it is winter with snow on the ground so sunglasses isn't really an option). I have been using eye drops as advised by my doctor, to ease some of the discomfort. Has anyone ever burst a blood vessel in their eye? If so what was your experience? Any pain? How long to heal? Any input would be great, thanks! BTW, I also notice that it has gotten alot larger since Wednesday.....Is it supposed to get worse looking before it gets better? I know it takes time for the blood in the eye to be reabsorbed and go back into the body.

  • It is called a subconjunctival Hemorrhage. There is no way to make it go away faster. You have to wait for the blood to be absorbed. This can take up to 2 weeks. As it heals the red will turn orange, then yellow like a bruise.

    I got it in both eyes once when I had a bad cold and was throwing up. I was retching bent over the toilet and when I finished I had red spots in both eyes. The spots spread until almost all the white part of my eyes was red. I used eye drops and sleeping pills, I couldn't sleep because of the discomfort.

    To prevent it from happening again, try not to cough or retch with your head lower that your heart.
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    • A few days to a few weeks for it to heal. Nothing can be done to accelerate the healing process.

      I would strongly advise sunglasses as unnecessary squinting may bother it and they offer additional protection from the sun while your eye is healing.

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      • Read up on the different ingredients in eye drops. Prolonged use of steroid containing ones can cause blood vessel growth into the cornea which can cause other complications.
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        • Thanks for responding. My eye is still dark red, but the blood isn't spreading anymore, and today it is feeling a little better. I"ve been taking Tylenol for the discomfort, and artificial lubricating tear eye drops. I noticed that it is still very sensitive to light. I hope this heals soon. Today is the fifth day.

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          • It will take a week or more to disappear. I had the same thing about 2 months ago. Best wishes.
            I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
            ...
            Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

            From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia

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