Blurred vision with subconjunctival hemorrhage



Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:41
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Lasik Eye Surgery

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 use any eye drops?





I had lasik 4 years ago at age 51 - no problems... love it.

10 days ago, I woke up to a red blotch (broken blood vessel). I never had that before but had two different friends that had it and they weren't concerned. Red faded away in about 6 days. Now, however, It seems to have blurring when that eye blinks... not terribly bad, but enough for me to notice. (Somehow like I have a smudged contact). I was told years back that I have the beginnings of a cataract.

Is it coincidental or could it still be the after-effects of the broken blood vessel. It has been 3-4 days now, not really better, but not really worse either.




Thanks for your Question



Most likely,The red blotch that you noticed before was subconjunctival hemorrhage. It occurs due to broken superficial blood vessels. Most of the time it is benign and occurs spontaneously without any complications. It usually disappears within 2 weeks.
Most of the time, it doesn't affect vision but sometimes it can cause irritation and mild dry eyes which can last for few weeks after the disappearance of the hemoorhage.
Dry eyes can cause mild blurred vision. You said that your eye blurred with blinking which supports that it can be due to dryness.
You were diagnosed with cataract few years ago. Usually cataract density increases with time. Your vision in that eye maybe was blurred from a longtime ago but you didn't noticed that till you had subconjunctival hemorrhage in which you started to compare between your both eyes.
The most common words that patients with cataract usually used to explain how their vision looks like are seeing through smudged contact lens and seeing fog all the time.
My advice to you is to read this article about subconjunctival hemorrhage by clicking the link below.
If your vision gets worse or if you notice any new symptoms, my advice to you is to visit your eye doctor.