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Eye and Vision Care

Blood clot in eye

07/02/2007

Question:

Yesterday, I noticed a fairly large blood clot in the inside corner of my eye. Can you suggest some reasons, and any thing that I can do? Thank you

Answer:

This sounds like a subconjunctival hemorrhage. These can occur when pressure is exerted on the blood vessels by:

Another more subtle cause is periodic spikes in blood pressure. Make sure that you know your blood pressure range and see your primary care doctor for appropriate care as needed. Finally, taking substances that thin the blood can cause "bleeders" to occur unprovoked, such as:

to name a few.

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Response by:

Cynthia Gale Heard, OD Cynthia Gale Heard, OD
Formerly
Assistant Professor, Clinical Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University