What Is Subconjunctival Hemorrhage?

Q:
What is subconjunctival hemorrhage?

A:
A subconjunctival hemorrhage refers to bleeding under the conjunctiva. Conjunctiva refers to the surface of the eye, and it covers the white part of the eye. Beneath the surface, there are many tiny and fragile blood vessels. When the walls of some blood vessels break, a subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs.

There are various causes:

  • Coughing
  • Vomiting
  • Sneezing
  • Rubbing the eye violently
  • An injury
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure

In most cases, you do not need any specific treatment.

Key word: subconjunctival hemorrhage

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