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Slipped on back. Eye started looking bloody. Is this serious?

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Slipped on stairs and went down hard on my back.
Now my left eye is vey bloody looking.
Posted Fri, 9 Nov 2012 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. Vineet Saggar 2 hours later
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The bloody eyes indicate a subconjuctival haemorrhage ( which means there has been a bleed under the conjunctiva of the eye). This should resolve with time and with anti-inflammatory drugs. If you do not have any gastritis ( or burning sensation in the stomach), you can take Tablet Motrin 1 tablet 2-3 times daily with food.
If there is any headache, vomiting or if you lost consciousness, you may require a CT scan of the head.

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