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Subconjunctival hemorrhage is a benign disorder that is a common cause of acute ocular redness. The major risk factors include trauma and contact lens usage in younger patients, whereas among the elderly, systemic vascular diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and arteriosclerosis are more common. In patients in whom subconjunctival hemorrhage is recurrent or persistent, further evaluation, including workup for systemic hypertension, bleeding disorders, systemic and ocular malignancies, and drug side effects, is warranted. Subconjunctival hemorrhage SCH is a common benign condition of the eye that has characteristic features, such as the painless acute appearance of a sharply circumscribed redness of bleeding underneath the conjunctiva in the absence of discharge, and inflammation in contagious areas. It can vary from dot-blot hemorrhages to extensive areas of bleeding that render the underlying sclera invisible. The majority of cases are mostly considered to be idiopathic, since it is usually impossible and impractical to define the main cause of SCH.

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Subconjunctival hemorrhage is when one or more blood spots appear on the white of your eye. If they break, blood leaks between the conjunctiva and sclera. This bleeding is the bright red spot that you see on the white of your eye. These blood spots can look scary. But a subconjunctival hemorrhage is usually harmless and often heals on its own.

Usually the only symptom of subconjunctival hemorrhage is a red spot in your eye. In fact, you may not know you have it until you look in the mirror. Occasionally, you may experience a very mild irritation of the eye. Find an Ophthalmologist. Academy Store. Subconjunctival Hemorrhage. What is a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage? Written By: Kierstan Boyd. What are subconjunctival hemorrhage symptoms? Next Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Causes. Related Ask an Ophthalmologist Answers How long will my eyelid droop after an abrasion?

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What is a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage?

The transparent tissue that covers your eye is called the conjunctiva. Many tiny blood vessels are located in the conjunctiva and in the space between the conjunctiva and the underlying sclera, which is the white of your eye. In addition to covering the sclera, the conjunctiva also lines the insides of your eyelids. It contains many tiny glands that secrete fluid to protect and lubricate your eye.

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Subconjunctival hemorrhage: risk factors and potential indicators

Subconjunctival bleeding , also known as subconjunctival hemorrhage , is bleeding from a small blood vessel over the whites of the eye. Causes can include coughing, vomiting, heavy lifting, and direct injury including that from wearing contact lenses. Generally no specific treatment is required and the condition improves in two to three weeks. A subconjunctival bleeding usually does not result in pain, although occasionally the affected eye may feel dry, rough, or scratchy.

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Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Subconjunctival hemorrhage is when one or more blood spots appear on the white of your eye. If they break, blood leaks between the conjunctiva and sclera. This bleeding is the bright red spot that you see on the white of your eye. These blood spots can look scary. But a subconjunctival hemorrhage is usually harmless and often heals on its own.

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Subconjunctival bleeding

A subconjunctival hemorrhage sub-kun-JUNK-tih-vul HEM-uh-ruj occurs when a tiny blood vessel breaks just underneath the clear surface of your eye conjunctiva. The conjunctiva can't absorb blood very quickly, so the blood gets trapped. You may not even realize you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage until you look in the mirror and notice the white part of your eye is bright red. A subconjunctival hemorrhage often occurs without any obvious harm to your eye. Even a strong sneeze or cough can cause a blood vessel to break in the eye. You don't need to treat it. Your symptoms may worry you.

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