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busted blood vessel outside the eye

i woke up this morning and noticed that a blood vessel had busted on the outside corner of of my right eye. i have been having trouble with just this  eye getting teary for about one month now but i'm not sure if this is related or not. any ideas as to what could cause this??
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It might or might not be related.  The area of blood on the white of the eye is called a subconjunctival hemorrhage and it will take a week or two to resolve.  It can be caused from coughing or strainig or vomiting or rubbing the eye.  It is often made worse by blood thinners like aspirin or plavix.  Usually the blood itself is harmless but if you have irritation, pain, discharge or loss of vision you should be seen in the office.  If you have concerns please see an EyeMD Ophthalmologist in your area.

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