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broken blood vessel in the eye

i've been struggling with dry eyes and mouth since I have fibro - I was just for sjogren's to rule this out and gave negative. My reuma said is also normal with fibro. Now I suddenly have a broken bloos vessel in my right eye. I never had this before. I already use eye drops but, honestly, I don't know aht to do about this. Has anyone got anything to suggest about this? How can I prevent it in the future? Can I get rid of it or I have to just wait? Thanks for any help.

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You almost certainly have what's known as a sub-conjunctival haematoma. It's a tiny amount of blood, but against the white of the eye it looks very alarming.

Normally, there is no need to take any action - it should clear up in a week to ten days, but as you have been having trouble with your eyes, you ought to have it looked at by your GP or an optician.

I get these quite often - they're a bit more common in people with dry eyes, but it's best that you have it looked at.

Hope it goes away soon!

Moffy x


I get this quite regularly, also have dry eyes etc. Been checked out by the optician and GP and told it's nothing to worry about. Easier said than done I know when you suddenly feel you look like something out of a horror movie 8O


I've had dry eyes for a while and use a gel from the dr, also had broken blood vessels a few times, had it when we went to a hotel for Xmas and had to wear my glasses all of the time to hide it, it went away on it's own after a few days, but if it does'nt or it gets worse see our gp.


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