Subconjunctival hemorrhage

The elective use of aspirin and NSAIDs is typically discouraged. A common symptom of a subconjunctival hemorrhage, itchy eyes, is often treated by applying eye drops or artificial tears to the affected eye(s), however, this is discouraged, as it may slow down the healing process. lacrimal system: Dacryoadenitis · Epiphora · Dacryocystitis · Xerophthalmia orbit: Exophthalmos · Enophthalmos Other strabismus: Esotropia/Exotropia · Hypertropia · Heterophoria (Esophoria, Exophoria) · Brown s syndrome · Duane syndrome Other binocular: Conjugate gaze palsy · Convergence insufficiency · Internuclear ophthalmoplegia · One and a half syndrome . When this happens, blood leaks into the space between the conjunctiva and sclera. Whereas a bruise typically appears black or blue underneath the skin, a subconjunctival hemorrhage initially appears bright red underneath the transparent conjunctiva.

The conjunctiva contains many small, fragile blood vessels that are easily ruptured or broken. Although its appearance may be alarming, a subconjunctival hemorrhage is generally a painless and harmless condition; however, it may be associated with high blood pressure, or trauma to the eye. Leptospirosis Subconjunctival hemorrhages in infants may be associated with scurvy (a vitamin C deficiency). A subconjunctival hemorrhage is typically a self-limiting condition that requires no treatment in the absence of infection or significant trauma.

Usually this disappears within 2 weeks. Later the hemorrhage may spread and become green or yellow, like a bruise.

A subconjunctival hemorrhage (or subconjunctival haemorrhage) is bleeding underneath the conjunctiva.