Causes Of Thick Bloody Eyes?
Hello doctor. The eyes of my child after returning home on vacation at 21 00. Sleep. I woke up seeing my child km 00 00. Bloody. Thick. Ask for advice why? Thanks.
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Thick bloody eyes can be caused by several things including:
1. Subconjunctival hemorrhage: bleeding under the conjunctiva (clear membrane under the eyelid), the exact cause is unknown, but is known to be related to the fragility of blood vessels in the eye. So, if someone coughs, strains, has a history of high blood pressure or has an infection in the eye area, it can cause bleeding in the clear layer under the eyelids. Complaints can be in the form of bleeding that appears on the whites of the eyeball, no pain, no itching. Treatment depends on the cause, but generally can heal by itself.
2. Hyphema: bleeding in the eyeball, the cause is usually due to trauma (hit by a hard object or accident). Healing hyphema by using drops to prevent increased eye pressure, sleeping in a half-sitting position and so on.
3. Inflammation of the episclera (episcleritis): inflammation of the outermost layer of the sclera (the white part of the eyeball), the cause is still unknown, but is associated with inflammation elsewhere such as arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis), lupus disease and so on
To find out more about the causes, diagnosis and further handling of your child's complaints, you should consult directly with an ophthalmologist.
Prevention you can do is:
1. Avoid the eyes against the impact of hard objects
2. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight
3. Keep the eye area clean and the hands do not rub the eyes
Thus, hopefully useful :)