When should I worry about a burst blood vessel in my eye? Call your doctor if the blood doesn’t go away in 2 or 3 weeks, if you also have pain or vision problems, if you have more than one subconjunctival hemorrhage, or if the blood is anywhere inside the colored part of your eye (iris).
What does it mean when a blood vessel pops in your eye? A burst blood vessel in the eye, or subconjunctival hemorrhage (SCH), is a common condition that causes a patch of blood to appear on the white part of the eye. In most cases, it is harmless and goes away on its own.
How do you treat a popped blood vessel in your eye? Subconjunctival hemorrhage doesn’t require treatment. Artificial tears (eye drops) can help relieve eye irritation if it occurs. Most broken blood vessels heal within 2 weeks. Larger spots may take longer to go away.
Should I go to the hospital if I popped a blood vessel in my eye? Broken blood vessels don’t automatically cause eye pain, discharge, or vision changes. If you have symptoms like that, you may have another condition that needs immediate assessment and, potentially, treatment. Additionally, if a broken blood vessel occurred after an eye injury, it’s wise to see an eye doctor.