Post # 1
A week ago my fiance came back from his bachelor party with a burst blood vessel in his eye. The fact that he obviously got this from puking his guts out is slightly annoying, but I am more worried about this in pictures we are paying a lot of money for. There is a week until the wedding and almost half of the white part of his eye is now red and there is a small red spot in the other eye. Has this happened to anyone? How long can we expect it to heal? Does anyone have any tips for speading up the healing process?
Post # 3
I would say it will most likely be healed up within two weeks. If not, I’m sure you can have the photos touched up to have the spots removed!
Post # 4
It will be gone before the wedding.
Last reviewed: May 1, 2011.
Subconjunctival hemorrhage is a bright red patch appearing in the white of the eye. This condition is also called red eye.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a small blood vessel breaks open and bleeds near the surface of the white of the eye (bulbar conjunctiva). It may happen without injury, and is often first noticed when you wake up and look in a mirror.
Sudden increases in pressure such as violent sneezing or coughing can cause a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The hemorrhage may also occur in persons with high blood pressure or who take blood thinners.
A subconjunctival hemorrhage is common in newborn infants. In this case, the condition is thought to be caused by the pressure changes across the infant’s body during childbirth.
A bright red patch appears on the white of the eye. The patch does not cause pain and there is no discharge from the eye. Vision does not change.
The health care provider will perform a physical exam and look at your eyes.
Blood pressure should be tested. If you have other areas of bleeding or bruising, more specific tests may be needed.
No treatment is needed. You should have your blood pressure regularly checked.
A subconjunctival hemorrhage usually goes away on its own in about 1 week.
There are usually no complications.
Post # 5
Dont freak out, your photographer can retouch that if it doesn’t heal up in time. Make sure he’s taking his vitamins so his body can focus efforts on healing the tissue. Off the top of my head, vitamin C is needed for collagen formation, and collagen is used in the blood vessels, so at least make sure he’s taking that.
Post # 6
There’s not really any treatment for it other than to just let it heal itself. You can try OTC soothing eye drops if it bothers him but it won’t speed it up. My Fiance did this a year ago from barfing and I would say it was better within 7 days but it can take 1-2 weeks realistically. Maybe if his eye looks bad in close ups your photographer can digitially fix it?