What is this on my eye?

(9 Posts)
eyesaw Tue 16-Jun-20 11:31:54

DH noticed this (see pic) last week. I thought it was maybe a bruise? Although I haven't hurt my eye at any point.
I do get ocular migraines, and had an odd one a few months ago where my vision went black on this side for a few minutes. Other than that nothing out of the ordinary. Any ideas?

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eyesaw Tue 16-Jun-20 11:41:24

Sorry, better photo:

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WhatWouldDominicDo Tue 16-Jun-20 11:44:35

A vein.

WhatWouldDominicDo Tue 16-Jun-20 11:45:38


Chocolatear Tue 16-Jun-20 11:55:20

It's the equivalent of a bruise on your eye. It's harmless and should disperse on it's own.

Have you coughed hard or been constipated recently? Extra strain can cause them.

eyesaw Tue 16-Jun-20 11:59:48

@Chocolatear thank you, I haven't, but wondering if my two year old could have hit me in the night!

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Chocolatear Tue 16-Jun-20 12:02:12

That would do it!


Chocolatear Tue 16-Jun-20 12:03:24

The official name is a subconjunctival haematoma.

underneaththeash Tue 16-Jun-20 20:44:58

@Chocolatear / @WhatWouldDominicDo
No it's not, why would you diagnose something if you're not sure?

It's a dilated episcleral vessel. It's probably nothing - but you need to go and have an eye exam and have the eye pressure checked when we (Optmetrists) open fully in a couple of weeks.

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