Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Eye Deceases

(H11.3) Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Subconjunctival hemorrhage is a very dreadful disease to suffer. The disease is said to be dangerous as it can cause sever pain and redness in the eye. In this disease a bright red patch is spread all or some part of the eye. Due to which there is lot of discomfort which is experienced by the person suffering from it. This disease basically causes bleeding underneath the conjunctiva. The bleeding is caused as the tiny blood vessels which are present underneath the conjunctiva are ruptured and start leaking blood. On a normal level this disappears in 2 weeks as the blood vessels heal by themselves in a matter of time.

Many are scared of the look of the condition as the whole eye ball turns red and starts looking very scary. But on a medical scale the disease is painless and is not harmful in any way to the body. This condition is however associated with high blood pressure and traumatic experience.

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Causes

There are several causes for the condition to be suffered by a person. The different causes for subconjunctival hemorrhage are

  • Blood dyscarsia is one of the rarest causes for this condition.
  • Due to large intake of blood thinners like ginger and garlic, the blood vessels are susceptible for puncturing or hemorrhage.
  • Some times while one is diving without precautionary measures, the person may suffer from the subconjunctival hemorrhage.
  • If the person is undergoing prolonged stress then he makes himself vulnerable to this disease.
  • When a sudden increase of internal body pressure is observed then also this condition is obtained. Some of the examples for such a cause are choking, coughing, sneezing, straining, vomiting etc.
  • Minor eye trauma is also observed to be a cause for this condition.
  • Blood Dyscrasia (rare)
  • Blood Thinners
  • Diving Accidents
  • Severe Hypertension
  • Leptospirosis
  • Minor Eye Trauma
  • Spontaneously with increased venous pressure
  • Choking
  • Coughing
  • Pulling Extreme G-Forces
  • Sneezing
  • Straining
  • Strenuous Exercising
  • Touching/Widening Eyes
  • Vomiting
  • Prolonged Stress
  • Severe Thoracic Trauma

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Symptoms

There is one and only evident symptom of a person suffering from subconjunctival hemorrhage, that is the red patch which is formed. Though the patch does not cause any pain to the patient, it is one of the scariest sight for the onlookers.

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Treatment

For subconjunctival hemorrhage there is no treatment required as it is easily healable by the body itself. There is no need for huge doses of antibiotics etc. simple treatment with asprin and NSAIDs is enough for treating this condition. The blood vessels which are ruptured are healed in a fast and efficient way by the body’s immune system. There is no prevention of this condition. As the blood vessels are inside the eye one cannot even protect them with external cover.