Rochester Eye Care PLLC
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Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.
1282 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Phone: (248) 650-2255

Hours: Monday through Friday with evening and Saturday morning appointments also available



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Blood on the White of the Eye

If a bright red patch appears on the white of your eye, without any other symptoms like pain or impaired vision, it's probably just a broken blood vessel, known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The eye turns red due to a hemorrhage of a tiny blood vessel underneath the conjunctiva. A jarring blow to the head can cause hemorrhage. It can also result from anything that puts too much pressure on these fragile blood vessels, such as uncontrolled blood pressure, childbirth, weight lifting, intense coughing, vomiting, or even sneezing. Luckily, this is one condition that looks much worse than it really is. The blood will slowly be absorbed, and the eye will heal itself within one to three weeks. However, if the blood on the white of your eye does not subside, or is accompanied by other symptoms, it's best to see an ophthalmologist. He or she can determine what's causing the problem, and suggest appropriate treatment.

Broken Blood Vessel Treatment

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