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How Can A Recurring Red Blotch In The Eye Be Treated?

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Posted on Mon, 4 Sep 2017
Question: I have a reoccurring "blood blister" / red blotch in my right eye. It appears out of nowhere, stays for a week, goes away and comes back a week later. Third time this summer. I have low blood pressure so that is not the issue. I am 53 year old woman, had breast cancer treated successfully last year. Currently take multi-vitamins, B 12 supplement, Anastrozole 1 mg for cancer, actonel for osteoporosis. 5'4, 137lbs.
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Recurrent subconjunctival hemorrhage most likely

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern

I believe the red blotch in the eye you are describing is likely to be a subconjunctival hemorrhage.

The cause of recurrent subconjunctival hemorrhage can be either systemic or local (ocular) cause.

Systemic causes include hypertension(not in your case), diabetes, hyperlipidemia, bleeding disorders, medications that increase bleeding like aspirin, Coumadin etc.
Local causes include the use of contact lens, conjunctival chassis, abnormal blood vessels in the conjunctival and even blood vessel tumors.

As you see further investigations and an eye examination by an Ophthalmologist is required for further evaluation.
Investigation including complete blood count, blood pressure measures, blood sugar levels, fasting lipid profile, bleeding and clotting time is warranted as a part of the evaluation.

Please be advised to follow up with an ophthalmologist to undergo the necessary investigations and eye examination.

Hope this answers your questions
Please feel free to address further questions here

Regards
Dr.Lekshmi

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How Can A Recurring Red Blotch In The Eye Be Treated?

Brief Answer: Recurrent subconjunctival hemorrhage most likely Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern I believe the red blotch in the eye you are describing is likely to be a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The cause of recurrent subconjunctival hemorrhage can be either systemic or local (ocular) cause. Systemic causes include hypertension(not in your case), diabetes, hyperlipidemia, bleeding disorders, medications that increase bleeding like aspirin, Coumadin etc. Local causes include the use of contact lens, conjunctival chassis, abnormal blood vessels in the conjunctival and even blood vessel tumors. As you see further investigations and an eye examination by an Ophthalmologist is required for further evaluation. Investigation including complete blood count, blood pressure measures, blood sugar levels, fasting lipid profile, bleeding and clotting time is warranted as a part of the evaluation. Please be advised to follow up with an ophthalmologist to undergo the necessary investigations and eye examination. Hope this answers your questions Please feel free to address further questions here Regards Dr.Lekshmi