Avatar universal

Heartbeat in eye after scleral buckle

K. I have a weird one. The last few weeks I’ve noticed (mostly when my heart rate is up) that my eye throbs to my heartbeat. Doesn’t seem to cause any issues..no associated pain...just very strange. I have two raised areas on my lips that have done this since I was little..has always just been normal for me…anybody else notice something similar in their eye after a scleral buckle?
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
233488 tn?1310693103
Perceiving the heart beat by some pulsation of vision is not unusual at all and not necessarily related to scleral buckle surgery. It often occurs in people with very slow pulses or wide "pulse pressure"  I would mention it to your ophthalmologist.
Helpful - 0
Interesting! I do have a lower than average resting heart rate…but the pulse in the eye only happened since scleral buckle. I’ll let him know. Thanks!
I occasionally have this in my own eye and I've not had eye surgery. I also have a slow pulse (runner)
I occasionally have this in my own eye and I've not had eye surgery. I also have a slow pulse (runner)
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Eye Care Community

Top General Health Answerers
177275 tn?1511755244
Kansas City, MO
Avatar universal
Grand Prairie, TX
Avatar universal
San Diego, CA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Discharge often isn't normal, and could mean an infection or an STD.
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.