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09 Oct 2006

Red eyes
HI doc

This whole weekend my eyes feel tired and red. Last night I put in some drops, but this morning I woke up with one eye that look like a piece of bloody meat. I think it must be a vein that burt. I dont feel pain, do you think I should see a doc? Will the blood clear up without meds and how long will it take to clear up. My eye look bad.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Lizette
A burst vein looks worse than it is, and normally do not cause any permanent damage. However the reason for the burst vein could be allergic conjunctivitis or a viral infection and I think you may need some antibiotic eye drops with an antihistamine. It is always best to let your GP check your corneas for any ulcers as well. If the eye is light sensitive and sore you should definitely see your doctor asap.
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