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what causes burst blood vessels in the eye and is it serious

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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
woke up with a burst blood vessel this morning in my eye is this serious ? i have high blood pressure and on medication for this but recently started h r t just wondered if it was linked >
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
hi - yes it is connected to high blood pressure - go to doctors tomorrow - especially if you are already on high blood pressure tablets - the same thing happened to my o/h - only difference they hadnt diagnosed the bp -
took quite a while for clots to dissolve on the eye -
best thing is go to doctors first thing

good luck
#2
A painless bleed on the surface of the eye is often nothing to worry about.
If your vision is normal and eye is not at all painful I wouldn't worry about going to see a doctor.
These are more common in people with blood pressure, or who take aspirin or steroid tablets.

As you already know you have blood pressure this won't change your treatment, also this wouldn't be a reason to stop aspirin or steroids - so nothing to be done.

diagnosis: subconjunctival haematoma (google it)
treatment: none.
outcome: will fade over 1 to 2 weeks (like a bruise under the skin)
when to see a doctor: If you have pain or abnormal vision, or you are still worried.

you'll be fine.

[i am an eye doctor]
#3
hello eye doctor (cough) i would have said an op·tom·e·trist or the like!!
can you tell me why my o/h waited 6 -7 months for clots to dissolve

i still think mstiny should go to doctors - just to check it out and from personal experience
#4
I had burst blook vessels in my eye after giving birth to my eldest. They said it was through straining to me.
#5
My baby girl screamed so much when she had her first injection at 2 months old that she burst a blood vessel in her eye and cried little red tears. Its a good job she was already at the doctors surgery or i would have nearly pooped myself! They said it was nothing to worry about and that i should look out when she hits her teenage years if she already has a temper like that! lol
#6
pinkkitty2007
My baby girl screamed so much when she had her first injection at 2 months old that she burst a blood vessel in her eye and cried little red tears. Its a good job she was already at the doctors surgery or i would have nearly pooped myself! They said it was nothing to worry about and that i should look out when she hits her teenage years if she already has a temper like that! lol


Fore warned and all that LOL!!!
1 Like #7
holly100
hello eye doctor (cough) i would have said an op·tom·e·trist or the like!!
can you tell me why my o/h waited 6 -7 months for clots to dissolve

i still think mstiny should go to doctors - just to check it out and from personal experience


A small burst blood vessel on the surface of the eye is subconjunctival haematoma, it looks quite worrying (the eye looks red), but vision is normal and the eye is not painful. Fades like any other bruise over a week or two.

A bleed inside the eye could be a vitreous haemorrhage. The eye looks white, but the vision is affected by lots of large black blobs floating in the vision, which has a variety of causes - and always needs specialist review. This can take weeks or months to settle - depending on the cause. Perhaps this is what happened to your other half?

Normal people have 'floaters' in their vision, but *new* floaters should always be checked by a specialist.

A eye doctor is called an ophthalmologist.
Someone who measures eyes for glasses is an optometrist. (They also screen for other problems)
Someone who checks childrens vision and eye movements is an orthoptist.
Someone who makes orthopaedic braces is is an orthotist.
it all gets confusing!
#8
Waking up with bloodshot eyes can indicate dry eyes. You may also experience bloodshot eyes after watching TV or using your computer.

I used Optrex Dry Eyes for 2 months and found I no longer wake with bloodshot eyes. It only costs a couple quid and you should see an immediate improvement if you do have dry eyes.
#9
My dad has hbp and this happens to him all the time, he also has glacoma and visits an eye specialist yearly.
I don't think you have much to worry about but, if you are not happy, visit your doctor. :)
#10
I had a burst blood vessel in my eye last year, I went to see my optician and
he said it was down to stress and nothing to worry about:)
#11
People without high blood pressure, and not taking medication, not stressed can also get these. There does not have to be a reason. Happens to most people at some time. Nothing to worry about, unless you have any other symptoms (as stated above). Only annoying part is that they look so dramatic and you feel weird when people are look at you!
#12
Does anyone else have these "floaters" in there vision that float about whereever they look? The floaters themselves look like round cells (red blood cells). I always wondered what they are and why i have them.
#13
well decided to go the doctor and my blood pressure is high so on medication already and now taking a new tablet from today to control this ,so just as well i went really . he told me not to drink tea just water and have to go back next week and take a urine sample with me ! dont know why he wants this but was out of sorts today to ask him at the time ! :?
#14
Urine test just to make sure no protein or glucose present. Part of the normal routine monitoring of anyone with blood pressure (hypertension).

IMO everyone over 40 should get their blood pressure and urine checked annually. Don't need to see your GP, make appt with practice nurse or go to a walk in centre. It's all free, just have to ask.
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30% of over 45 yr olds have high blood pressure but don't know it. There are no symptoms of high blood pressure.
It is always assumed that nose bleeds, headaches or burst eye blood vessels mean high blood pressure. In reality, this is what brings people to the GP and if high blood pressure is found, it is purely coincidence. Most will have had high blood pressure for years before this. That is why it should just be checked regularly
#16
i wouldnt worry about it, can be caused by straining on the loo or sneezing or coughing! If you have other symptoms of high blood pressure then see doc if not chill out at homer instead!!
#17
I repeat, ther are no symptoms of high blood pressure, that is why people should be checked for it. High blood pressure is a problems if it is left untreated
#18
manzi
Does anyone else have these "floaters" in there vision that float about whereever they look? The floaters themselves look like round cells (red blood cells). I always wondered what they are and why i have them.


Everyone has floaters: They are more obvious in certain conditions e.g. on a sunny day looking at the clear sky.

They are caused by optical imperfections of the jelly (vitreous) that fills the main cavity in the eye.

Longstanding floaters are normal - but floaters that suddenly appear can be a sign of a change to the jelly in the eyeball. Rarely this change in floaters can be a warning of impending retinal detachment. Other warnings of Retinal detachment can be flashes of light typically noticed when turning off the lights at night or a curtain or shadow across the vision of one eye.

*new* floaters therefore need to be checked by an eye doctor, especially if associated with flashes or a curtain across the vision.

Longstanding floaters...we all have them.
#19
iglimpse
Urine test just to make sure no protein or glucose present. Part of the normal routine monitoring of anyone with blood pressure (hypertension).

IMO everyone over 40 should get their blood pressure and urine checked annually. Don't need to see your GP, make appt with practice nurse or go to a walk in centre. It's all free, just have to ask.


thanks for this information !:thumbsup: rep added
#20
marshallka
Blood pressure can lead to kidney problems so they always check. Thats why a urine sample is needed. Mine was high for some time without knowing and i have had a kidney scan and my kidney is covered in nodules but it does work fine so my hypertension specialist is reluctant to do anything. He said that maybe the kidney is the cause of the fluctuations in the bp. My eye bleeds happened when my bp was high even on medication. Since doubling my meds i have not had another. Hope you go on ok.


thanks for this information rep added
#21
marshallka
Blood pressure can lead to kidney problems so they always check. Thats why a urine sample is needed. Mine was high for some time without knowing and i have had a kidney scan and my kidney is covered in nodules but it does work fine so my hypertension specialist is reluctant to do anything. He said that maybe the kidney is the cause of the fluctuations in the bp. My eye bleeds happened when my bp was high even on medication. Since doubling my meds i have not had another. Hope you go on ok.


Its mainly the other way around...kidney problems can cause blood pressure.
Most blood pressure is related to age, diet (salt) and genetics. This is called 'essential' hypertension and is true of most people with blood pressure.

Other people have blood pressure secondary to conditions effecting the kidneys which help regulate blood pressure. There is a long list of causes, but checking there is no microscopic traces of blood or protein into the urine can exclude several of them.
#22
stapsell
Its mainly the other way around...kidney problems can cause blood pressure.
Most blood pressure is related to age, diet (salt) and genetics. This is called 'essential' hypertension and is true of most people with blood pressure.

Other people have blood pressure secondary to conditions effecting the kidneys which help regulate blood pressure. There is a long list of causes, but checking there is no microscopic traces of blood or protein into the urine can exclude several of them.


I come from a family that have hereditary hypertension so when i was diagnosed at a size 10 and still a size 10 was diagnosed with hereditary type (i am not over weight and i exercise well)but my bp spikes from time to time and then after they did the kidney scan they said "maybe" the bp is caused by the kidney. I have yet to find out. Just keep taking the meds.
#23
stapsell;1689751
Its mainly the other way around...kidney problems can cause blood pressure. Most blood pressure is related to age, diet (salt) and genetics. This is called 'essential' hypertension and is true of most people with blood pressure. Other people have blood pressure secondary to conditions effecting the kidneys which help regulate blood pressure. There is a long list of causes, but checking there is no microscopic traces of blood or protein into the urine can exclude several of them.


Yes undiagnosed kidney problems can cause high blood pressure. However, undiagnosed high blood pressure can also damage the renal arteries (and many other blood vessels). If high blood pressure is not diagnosed for a long time, a degree of kidney failure is not uncommon (EgFr).

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