How to get rid of blood clot in eye?

Blood clots of the eye can be caused by an injury to the eye. For example, you can get one from accidentally poking yourself in the eye. Other things that can also cause a blood clot are coughing, sneezing, straining of the eyes, vigorously rubbing the eyes, high blood pressure, eye injury, and some medical conditions.

If you have a blood clot in the eye, it is important to pay close attention to how long you have the blood clot and where it is located. A blood clot can move positions and this can cause additional problems. More problems can arise if the clot has been there for more than three months. If this should happen, then you should go to the doctor as soon as possible. Having a blood clot for an extended period of time may result in a loss of vision in the eye. Also, if the clot has been there for too long, then home remedies will more than likely not work.

Here are some home remedies that you can try (if it has not been too long):

  • If you are a smoker, then stop smoking. Cigarette smoke can cause the clot to thicken internally.
  • Do eye exercises. Start by staring at a focal point at least ten feet away from you for twenty seconds. Then focus on a spot on your palm for twenty seconds. Try not to blink. Repeat this process for ten to fifteen times.
  • Rest your eyes. Try not to cause too much strain by working or reading for extended periods of time. Too much television or computer usage can strain the eyes too.
  • For as frequently as six times a day, apply a warm compress to the eyelid of the affected eye.
  • A few drops of rosewater in the eyes before bedtime can help.
  • Apply a cold compress to the area above the eyelid.
  • Place a slice of cucumber on the eye; this will help soothe the eye.

It is important to be able to figure out what may have caused the blood clot in the first place. If you know the source, then you can take preventative measures to keep you from having another blood clot. You may need to change your routine a little bit to allow your eyes a resting period. If you work extended lengths of time on the computer, for instance, you need to stop and let your eyes have a small break regularly throughout the day.

answered by G M

If you have had the clot in your eye for more than three months, it is imperative that you seek medical help for it. It will most likely not dissolve with home remedies. A blood clot in the eye may also move and beyond a point cause loss of vision. In order to prevent this, you must seek medical advice on it. If the clot has been there for less time, you can try a couple of home remedies to dissolve it. The very first thing to do is quit smoking if you are a smoker. Cigarette smoke is said to thicken clots internally and make them tougher to dissolve. You must also do some simple eye exercises to keep your eye muscles in good working order. Focus on a point that is at least 10 feet away from you and stare at it for 20 seconds. Then start at a spot on your palm for the same length of time. Try not to blink. Do this at least 10-15 times. Apart from this, try to rest your eyes. Avoid watching too much television, using the computer or reading, as all these activities will strain your eyes. Apply warm compresses to your eyes as frequently as six times a day. You can also put a few drops of rose water in each eye before bedtime.

answered by G R

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