It occurs when there is a rupture of a blood vessel between the white part of the eye and the transparent membrane called the conjunctiva.
Although its appearance can be very striking and alarming, subconjunctival hemorrhage is not dangerous, nor does it cause discomfort or vision problems. The blood vessels in the eyes are thin and delicate, and when there is a sudden increase in blood pressure, it can cause this leak in the eye.
The most obvious symptom is the appearance of blood in the eye.
Some of its causes can be:
- Eye trauma
- Sudden increase in blood pressure that can be caused by sneezing, coughing, lifting heavy objects, straining, vomiting, laughing, etc.
- Rub the eye roughly.
- Anticoagulants or aspirin.
- Eye surgeries.
Risk factors: People with hypertension, diabetes, glaucoma
When subconjunctival hemorrhage is recurrent, blood pressure is suspected.
Do not self-medicate and visit your trusted ophthalmologist to identify the cause of the hemorrhage, confirm its diagnosis in order to provide adequate treatment and reduce the risk of it occurring again.