My sister, 28 years old, has developed a couple of red color spots on the left eye with itching, irritation, and watering of eyes. There is no history of trauma, foreign body, photophobia. Please guide us on what is to be done.
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Thanks for writing in. I had a look at the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you sent, it is a bit blurry, but it looks like a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It can occur in the following scenarios: If she inadvertently injured the eye in her sleep. If she has high blood pressure, a blood vessel can burst as the conjunctiva vessels are fragile. Increased pressure as in coughing episodes, lifting weights, sneezing, blowing nose hard, even constipation and straining during defecation. If on blood thinners like aspirin, etc. Sometimes it can occur spontaneously without any of the above factors. It starts as a spot and then spreads with gravity. It will slowly disappear in a week. No treatment is required right now. She can use a lubricating eye drop if experiencing any discomfort. A Vitamin C tablet will help strengthen the vessels and help it absorb faster. Take it for two weeks. In case this recurs, then she will require to see a physician. I hope this helps.
Thanks for the reply.
Can you prescribe that lubricating eye drop as well? It will be appreciated.
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Lubrex (Sodium Carboxymethyl cellulose) eye drops four times a day for one month and tablet Limcee (Vitamin C), which should be chewed once daily for two weeks.
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