Miss C left eye has a big red spot on the top white bit (Sclera). She is going to the doctors to get it checked out and for our daily blog post this morning we have to make up a conversation between her and the doctor.
Miss C: Hi, I have this red spot on my eye. What is it?
Dr: That is Subconjunctival Hemorrhage which means one of the fragile blood vessels in your eye has broken and has bled out on the white part of your eye.
Miss C: How come this doesn't happen all the time then?
Dr: You would only get it from things like sneezing, coughing, straining, vomiting, eye rubbing, trauma, high blood pressure and blood disorder. Have you been sick recently?
Miss C: Yes I have had the flu last week.
Dr: Yes that probably caused it.
Miss C: When will it go away?
Dr: In around two weeks but until then make sure you don't rub it and look after it carefully. If it is still there after two weeks come back and see me again.
Miss C: Thank you for helping me with my eye. Bye!
Positive things about researching about your health on the internet:
1. You can find out what caused your injury.
2. You don't have to go anywhere.
3. You can e-mail doctors online.
Negative things about researching about your health on the internet:
1. It could be lying.
2. Doctors can't diagnose you by e-mail.