Conjunctive cyst eye white blisters
Q: I’m a woman in my mid-20s. I felt foreign substances in my left eye from two days ago, so I kept reaching for it. I looked in the mirror yesterday morning and found a blister on my left eye. I went to the ophthalmologist and popped it with a needle, put ointment, and got prescription for eye drops. When I got home, I found out that the blood clumped up and turned red. I have blisters again now, should I go see an eye doctor again? I can’t go anywhere because my eyes are red. What is this?
A: The white blister is called conjunctive cyst. It’s literally a blister. When it is first created, it is often popped with a needle. Damage to capillaries while popping with a needle can cause bleeding. Then your eyes can get really red. This is called subconjunctive bleeding. You don’t have to worry about anything else because it doesn’t cause functional problems and only makes your eyes look red.
If the conjunctive cyst is small, it’s okay to leave it alone without causing any symptoms. If it gets bigger, you’ll feel it when you close and open your eyes. Then you need to remove it. If you pop a conjunctive cyst, you have to open the conjunctive membrane a little and remove the cyst inside to the pouch to prevent it from happening again.