Ophthalmologist Questions High Blood Pressure

Can high blood pressure cause eyes to become blood red?

My mother has really high blood pressure that she takes pills for, but lately, I've noticed that her eyes are bloodshot. Could this be due to high blood pressure?

4 Answers

It's possible. She should see an eye MD.
Yes, in the form of a subconjunctival hemorrhage. While it looks bad, it is harmless, usually clearing without medication. Cool compresses for 5 mins 3-4 times a day the first 24 hrs may limit enlargement. However, recurrent hemorrhages may be a sign of a clotting problem. If this occurs, see your eye care provider.
Not likely.
Yes, if the pressure gets too high in small blood vessels on the eye. These could rupture and develop subconjunctival hemorrhages.