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got punched in the side of the face
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An_251092 posted:
I'm 25 m got poped in the face now a large part of the white is red... what should i do
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Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
This type of "red" eye is called a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It represents a small blood vessel on the surface of your eye which has leaked just a drop or two of blood. By itself it is very scary looking but harmless.

The important issue is whether the same trauma which caused the blood vessel to leak also harmed the eye in another, more harmful way. The other possible injuries to the eye include a fracture of the eye socket, corneal abrasion, bleeding inside the eye, inflammation inside the eye, or a retinal tear. If the "pop" in your face was a hard punch, the more serious problems are more possible. If your eye hurts or if your vision is blurred, the chances are greater that there are problems other than the subconjunctival hemorrhage.

So, the best answer is to have an ophthalmologist examine your red eye especially if it was a hard blow to your eye, if you are having discomfort or if your vision is affected in any way.


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