Ask an Eye M.D.Question Topics
Ask an Eye M.D. Answer Archive
Please read our important medical disclaimer.
Is there any treatment that will help a broken blood vessel in the eye? How long will it take to heal?
If the broken blood vessel is under the clear membrane over the white part of the eye, no treatment is necessary and the blood will gradually go away within a week without treatment. If the broken blood vessel is inside of the eyeball, a retina specialist may need to treat the broken vessel with a laser to prevent more bleeding.
Answered by: Lee Duffner, MD
Categories: General Eye Health
Have a question that hasn't been answered yet? Ask it!
Answered: Jun 12, 2013
Search for Questions & Answers
Meet Our Experts
- Your questions are answered by more than two dozen members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology who volunteer their time with EyeSmart.