Bleeding in the eye



United States
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
Do you use any eye drops?
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I wear contact lenses occasionally. Maybe once a week.





There is some liquid blood (that I am able to move around) in my left eye. The white part of my eye above my iris is red and the blood vessels seemed to have burst.

I just thought this case was different than the typical case of a bursted eye blood vessel because there seems to be blood that falls down from that top area of my eye down to where my tear duct is.

My eye stings a little bit and feels slightly uncomfortable, but no major pain. My vision is also fine. I wore contact lenses on Friday (but I didn't feel any discomfort or anything), and I also didn't wear them for a long time at all, maybe 5 hours.

When I took off my contacts that night, my eye as fine. However the next day I noticed the blood in my eyes and saw the bursted blood vessels above my iris and a bit to the side. I thought it would get better the next day, however it seems to just have gotten worse. I did not do anything strenuous (no exercise, vomiting, etc.), nor did I get trauma to the eye.

Please advise.



Thanks for your Question

This is subconjunctival hemorrhage and as your can see it runs on a linear curved fashion that can be caused by the edge of the contact lens.

Tight contact lens, dry contact lens or contact lens with sharp edge can tear up superficial conjunctival blood vessels.

You have to stop wearing this contact lens and use lubricant eye drops every 4-5 hrs per day.

Bleeding should stop within hours unless you keep rubbing your eyes. The subconjunctival hemorrhage takes 10 days to 2 weeks to disappear.

In case bleeding didn't stop and your tear seems bloody, you have to visit an eye doctor for further evaluation.



Bleeding in the eye above the iris