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KelleyMW posted:
78 yr old male. on diuretics, cumidin,defibulator/pacemaker,bloodpressure meds. woke up this morning with blood in both eyes. (Sunday) should he wait til tomorrow or er now?
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Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
Assuming that there is a subconjunctival hemorrhage (bright red blood spot) in each eye it is important to check that the coumadin effect is not excessively high. The hemorrhage on the surface of each eye is not particularly dangerous but possible excessive thinning of the blood by the coumadin can be a major problem.

Call the doctor who is prescribing the coumadin and ask about the fastest way to get the coumadin level checked.


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