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My left eye deeply bloodshot on the outer side and the

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My left eye deeply bloodshot on the outer side and the remainder of the eye darkly discoloured as in - browny/yellowy shades; no pain; no itching; and NO I have not rubbed it at all. I never rub my eyes; and remove my make-up very gently always. Please what would you recommend I should do to ease the situation ? thank you. Jayne *********

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It sounds like you have experienced a sub conjunctival hemorrhage, a common event that occurs to many people.

In the vast majority of cases, sub conjunctival hemorrhage is nothing to worry about. It is usually not a sign of any serious condition but rather is just a small broken blood vessel in the conjunctiva that looks much worse than it really is.

No treatment is necessary. Think of a subconjunctival hemorrhage as a bruise. The reason it looks so red (some people say it looks like a piece of raw meat) is that the skin on your eye is very thin so the underlying blood shows through easily. On your arm, for instance, a bruise looks blue/purple because the overlying skin is thick, blocking the red color of the blood.

Like a bruise elsewhere a subconjunctival hemorrhage will slowly go away over the course of a couple of weeks. It may spread around the globe some and change colors as it clears. This is nothing to be concerned about.

Does this make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dear Dr Rick
Thank you very much for your diagnosis, and, YES, it does make total sense to me. Oddly enough I had my annual eye- test only last week and all was well ! My optician - Mr Bizwaz - is one of the eye surgeons locally at the Kingston Hospital. Incidentally I am still engaged in my work as a vocal coach and voice therapist. I am passionate about my professional
occupation and love every second I spend with my students and clients; plus the feedback I receive is totally gratifying. Hopefully I will continue for a very long time or until nature dictates................Jayne .......