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Eye and Vision Care

Blood Clot in Eye

07/14/2010

Question:

what does my eye looks and feel lik when i have a blood clot in it

Answer:

When the blood that circulates through the eye becomes blocked, this can result in decreased blood flow to the retina and optic nerve. This can result in a painless loss of vision. Your eye may not look any different to you, but with a dilated eye exam, your eye doctor can determine the location of the vessel occlusion. It is also important that your eye doctor communicate his or her exam findings to your primary care physician, as many underlying systemic conditions, such as vascular disease and high blood pressure, can lead to a block of blood flow to the eye.

Certainly if you notice any loss of vision, please schedule an appointment with your eye care provider immediately.

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Response by:

Julia Rae Geldis, OD, MS Julia Rae Geldis, OD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University