We’ve all had irritated, bloodshot eyes at one time or another, perhaps from too little sleep, allergies, or dry eyes. The thin pink or reddish lines typically go away with eye drops, or a good night’s rest, or by taking precautions against the causes of your allergies or dry eyes.
But have you ever experienced a bright red spot on the white part of your eye that lingers for days? They can sometimes appear after being poked in the eye, or even after vigorously rubbing your eyes or repeatedly coughing or sneezing. These spots are different from bloodshot eyes as they are actually broken blood vessels in your eye. (more…)