hi.. My Mother,, who is 61 yrs old is visiitng right now. this am when she awoke the inside corner of her eye was filled with blood,, like a broken blood vessel??? she is in fairly good healt5h,, does take meds for Blood Pressure and Thyroid Disease,, both are very stable w meds .. and she did not have any feelings or symptoms this am of High BP. Any thoughts? Petrhaps a superficial issue ratherr than r/t medical issue???
thanks ~~~ Raven11
if blood is visible over the WHITE part of her eye, this is no big deal. it looks terrible but is not dangerous. its called a subconjunctival hemorrhage, and is fairly common among patients with high blood pressure, especially those taking certain kinds of HTN medications. here's what you need to know about a SCH:
- it will look worse before it looks better. it will actually "spread" over the next few days.
- it will be red for up to 6 weeks. it will not go away quickly.
-it is not dangerous or permanent
-there is no treatment
as long as she still sees well, has no eye pain or discomfort and is not light sensitive, then i dont even think you need to go to the eye doctor or the ER or anything. she is probably fine. if she has eye pain or light sensitivity or visin loss of any kind, then go in.
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