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What causes a burst blood vessel in the eye?

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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