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How do I treat an eye that is bloodshot from an injury?

Due to the importance of vision and the risk of missing a severe injury that could permanently affect the eye, all eye injuries -- including those that appear bloodshot -- should be evaluated immediately by a doctor.
An injury could have caused a mild or a severe eye injury causing it to be bloodshot. If you have damaged some of the structures inside the eye you may be more likely to suffer severe consequences such as glaucoma or retinal detachment. See your eye doctor to ensure that you do not have a serious eye injury.

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