What is burst blood vessel in the eye and how does it happen? Sometimes blood vessels break in the eye due to sudden actions (sneezing, lifting a heavy load, stress, etc). The blood coming out of broken capillaries makes our eyes look bright red. The medical name for this is Subconjunctival Hemorrhage. This is not a serious condition and heals by itself within two weeks.
Try below natural remedies to get relief in this period of two weeks:
Cold is one of the fastest, easiest ways to reduce the flow of the blood and heal the burst vessel. Try any of the below suggested methods that work for you.
Wrap ice cubes in a paper towel and apply directly to the closed eyes.
Place a metal teaspoon in the freezer until it’s chilled. Now lie down and press the spoon to surrounding areas of eyes until the spoon loses its chill.
Wear a cold eye mask to cool down your eyes
Place eye mask in the freezer for five minutes. Fill it with cold water. Put it on the eyes for around ten to fifteen minutes.
Drip cotton balls in either chilled milk or water. Place it over eyes for immediate pain relief.
Soak two cotton balls in chilled rose water. Apply it over both the eyes.
Simply soak the tea bags of chamomile or Bancha (Japanese green tea) in cold water until chilled. After that wrap the cold tea bags in paper towels or napkins. Lie down and place tea bags over your closed eyes.
Homemade eye wash of Jasmine
Place around ten to twelve jasmine flowers in a glass of distilled water. Leave it for around ten hours. After that use a dropper to put three to four drops of this solution in your eyes.
Use Herbal Eye Drops
Buy Chamomile or Eyebright Herbal eye drops. It is very effective if you are feeling dryness in your eyes.
Cucumber, Potato, and Apple
Cucumbers have long been known for its soothing properties and they remain one of the best ways to rejuvenate tired eyes. Simply cut the chilled cucumber and place the slice on the eyelids for 10 to 15 minutes.
Note: Apples and potatoes can be used in the same manner with the same result.
Use your fingers to gently massage your eyes
Use your two fingers to tap at the upper and lower end of eyelids at the same time. This will stimulate the lymphatic system and will get rid of excess liquid.
Do’s and don’ts in case of popped blood vessel
- Get enough sleep. There is no better way to deal with popped vessels than a dream. Eat Devonshire cream with Jaggery in the night. It will help you to get peaceful sleep.
- Avoid alcohol, smoke and the use of contact lenses for a period of two weeks.
- Place the pillow in a nearly upright position so that the blood flows out in the best possible way.
- Avoid bright light and dust. Always wear sunglasses while going out.
- Avoid taking drugs like aspirin and warfarin as they cause thinning of the blood.