My eye looks like its exploded!!!

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  1. minilady

    minilady Gold Member

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    OMG I had a great day today, hubby had the day off, and we spent the day together with no kids, as they were all at school. Then this evening I was making dinner, and hubby says my eye looks really red, I didn't think anything of it, as it didnt hurt etc. he didn't make a big deal of it so carried on making tea, then my youngest daughter said ' I don't like looking at you with your eye like that' So I checked it out in the mirror and:eek: :eek: the whole of the white in the corner is just blood, not blood shot, just a layer of blood under the surface, made me feel sick.

    Then I had to go shopping, saw someone I know, and obviosly she noticed my eye and asked what I'd done, explained I hadn't done anything and that it didn't hurt, she said it might be high blood pressure:eek:

    Being the worrisome twonk that I am, I now have a really bad headache too!

    Has this ever happened to anyone else?:confused: :confused: :confused:
    Could it be the diet? :confused: :confused: :confused:

    Crikey I didn't look the picture of beauty before...but now I look like a freak:crazy: Actually I look like I've been scrapping.

    Any help on this would be appreciated

    Thanks
    Tracey
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    I would get it checked first thing tomorrow unless you get any other symptoms. You really dont want to take any chances with your eyes. Let me know how you get on.

    In fact why dont you give nhs direct a ring as if they suspect anything they will get you to see someone sooner rather than later, 0845 4647 do it tonight.
     
  4. wannabeminime

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    I've had this before when vomiting;

    Sub-conjunctival haemorrhage is a leak of blood, from a blood vessel, over the white of the eye (sclera). It looks quite dramatic, but will not do you any serious harm.

    Symptoms


    The main thing you will notice is a dramatic red patch over the white of one of your eyes. This is limited to the white of the eye. It usually comes on all of a sudden, with no apparent cause, although sometimes it accompanies an obvious injury.
    Frequently you will not notice anything until you get a comment from someone else, or you get a surprise when you look in the mirror. Occasionally there is a slight irritation, stinging, or awareness of something not feeling right. It does not affect the vision. If you have a red eye and problems with your vision you should contact a doctor to look for other causes.
    The blood, that has leaked from a tiny blood vessel, shows up dramatically on the white of the eye and may just spread across a segment of the white, or cover almost all of it.
    The leaked blood is held in place over the white of the eye by a thin, clear membrane (the conjunctiva). The conjunctiva is fixed to the surface of the eye around the outside of the coloured ring on the eye (the iris) and therefore it is impossible for the blood from the haemorrhage to spread across the central part of the eye that we see through. That means that, although a sub-conjunctival haemorrhage looks dramatic, it cannot harm your vision. The blood will stay there for some days, and slowly go through the same colours that a bruise does as it is absorbed by the body. It takes longer to change colour than a normal bruise, because the membrane is so thin that oxygen from the air can get to the blood to some degree.

    Causes


    Most times it is not clear what has caused the sub-conjunctival haemorrhage. It may be that a tiny blood vessel has burst with coughing or sneezing, or something has caught the surface of the eye.
    If you have been banged on the eye or face it is clear what has caused the haemorrhage. On rare occasions it is associated with a problem with the clotting of the blood eg in people taking anticoagulants or aspirin, or people with bleeding disorders.

    Diagnosis


    Most times you do not need to do anything about a sub-conjunctival haemorrhage.
    If in any doubt, however, it may be worth discussing it with a doctor or nurse. This can usually be during routine hours.
    Your doctor will make the diagnosis by a quick glance at the eye, but may want to check your blood pressure, and if there is any question about bruising and bleeding excessively in other parts of your body, may also arrange a blood test. If the haemorrhage has been caused by an injury, especially something like a squash ball in the eye, your doctor will be taking a closer look at the eye to check for any other damage. In such cases it is well worth seeing a doctor more urgently, especially if the vision is affected. In these circumstances it may be better going to the Accident and Emergency Department at your local hospital.

    Treatment

    No treatment is needed for simple sub-conjunctival haemorrhage. It will settle in a few days.
     
  5. minilady

    minilady Gold Member

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    Thanks Wannabeaminime

    I hoped for some help, but didn't expect that! Thank you so much for taking the time to type all that out, I really appreciate it:thankyou: Your a star.

    My vision is fine and it dosent hurt...it just scared me a bit and my daughter, who didn't even want to give me a goodnight kiss:(

    You've made me feel a whole lot better.

    Tracey
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  6. canireallydothis!!

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    Hi tracey, Must have been scary, great advice from WBM on this one.

    I would give the GP a call in the morning unless anything changes x
     
  7. wannabeminime

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    Youre welcome Tracey, but i just copied and pasted!:eek:
     
  8. minilady

    minilady Gold Member

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    LOL:rotflmao:

    I admire you even more now for your honesty!

    Tracey
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    Hi Minilady,This regularly happens to my son who has asthma. He coughs and it does the same thing and bursts the little blood vessels in his eye. First time it happened he was 3 ,I panicked rushed him to hospital,I was convinced he had internal bleeding!! If your not happy though or get any pain or blurred vision I'd definately speak to your doc. It looks much worse than it actually is but can be quite frightening, Just keep a eye on it!!!He He(sorry couldnt resist) Hope it soon clears up,

    Nikki x
     
  10. minilady

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    Thank you.... I will

    Tracey
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    minilady Gold Member

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    Thanks Nikki

    :giggle: My H keeps calling me cod eye! He won't think it's so funny, when I tell everyone he did it:whistle:

    I'll just walk around like this at work tomorrow:doh: Hopefully noone will notice:rolleyes:

    Seriously tho, it must have been awful when your son had it, I'd probably have done the same as you.

    Thanks again
    Tracey
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