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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Eye and Vision

Eye and Vision

The leading cause of blindness is an eye disease such as cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration. Each can be slowed or treated through regular eye exams. On a daily basis, doctors recommend wearing sunglasses to guard against ...

damage from the suns ultraviolet rays and using protective goggles during sports and certain household projects to protect against injury.

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