Blood Vessel Burst In Eye: Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Symptoms

Several times we see blood vessels burst in different parts of the body, like in hands, legs, thighs and on face. Similarly blood vessels can burst in our eyes, in medical terminology this phenomenon is known as subconjunctival hemorrhage.

Causes Of Blood Vessel Bursting In Eye

Blood vessel burst in eye is relatively not a serious problem, and usually results due to high blood pressure, excessive coughing, strain to eyes etc. In fact sometimes blood vessel burst is the first sign noted in undiagnosed patient with high blood pressure.

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Symptoms

Symptoms of blood vessel burst in eye; there are small blood vessels in eye known as capillaries, they are very fragile, any pressure or trauma can cause them to bleed.

When they burst and bleed, they cause a red patch in the sclera (white of eye), which is known as subconjunctival bleeding. There may be mild itching, but rarely pain, swelling or discharge.

Treatment For Burst Blood Vessel In The Eye

  • There is no specific treatment for blood vessel burst in the eye, i.e. subconjunctival hemorrhage. The red blood spot resolves after few days of its own; eye drops are suggested by an ophthalmologist in case of itching.
  • But certainly one has to seek immediate medical attention, when there is blurred vision, discharge from eyes, pain and swelling in eyes, if there is high blood pressure or trauma to the eyes.
  • Homeopathic medicine Ruta, and Arnica help in resolving blood vessel burst in eye quickly in case of trauma and strain to the eyes.