Ask an Eye M.D. Answer Archive
Please read our important medical disclaimer.
My 86-year-old father "felt" a blood vessel burst in his eye late at night. The following day it was red and my sister described the area as looking a bit like a fried egg with a bump near the iris. He doesn't want to see a doctor. Is it important that he see one?
If he has no symptoms, and the eye is not uncomfortable, he has probably had a "subconjunctival hemorrhage," which is nothing to worry about. These things look bad but are of no concern. However, if he has additional symptoms, he should see an ophthalmologist.
Answered by: Charles P. Wilkinson, MD
Categories: General Eye Health
Have a question that hasn't been answered yet? Ask it!
Answered: Dec 01, 2012
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.