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What causes a burst blood vessel in the eye?

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  • AGeorge Williams, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart
    A "burst blood vessel" could be caused by many things including diabetes, high blood pressure or a blockage of one of the retinal arteries or veins. A variety of potential treatments are available but the prognosis depends on the severity and location of the bleeding.
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