(Closed) Help! My fiance burst a blood vessel two weeks before the wedding!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
46408 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It will be gone before the wedding.

Subconjunctival hemorrhage

Red eye

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.

Signs and tests

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.

Expectations (prognosis)

A subconjunctival hemorrhage usually goes away on its own in about 1 week.


There are usually no complications.

Post # 5
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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?

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