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subconjunctival hemorrhage

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
A bruise on the eye: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is a bruise on the surface of the eye from a broken blood vessel. The conjunctiva is the clear thin "skin" of the eyeball w ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience in Ophthalmology
Self limiting: Usually a small broken blood vessel on the surface of the eye, this condition will get better on its own. The concern is checking to be sure that the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Nothing: This will resolve over several days. You may want to avoid blood thinners like Aspirin and nsaids until then.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
22 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: It depends on a few factors, including how large the hemorrhage is, and what caused the hemorrhage. Some go away in a day or two, many take 7-10 days, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: It is ugly but harmless. It is like a bruise.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually benign: Broken blood vessels on the surface of the eye (subconjunctival hemorrhages) are very common. They are more common in individuals treated for high blo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cappaert
58 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends on the size: The usual small subconjunctival hemorrhage takesa bout 10 days to resolve. If it is large covering more than half of the white of the eye it can take ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually none: This is a benign bleeding from a small vein in the space under the clear conjunctiva over the white of the eye. Due to oxygen exposure it stays very r ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Red eye: Subconjunctival hemorrhage, the seepage of a small amount of blood (like a drop) into the space under the conjunctival lining of the eye overtop the w ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Bleeding in retina: The retina, the seeing film at the back of the eye, is richly vascularized and vessels can bleed from a variety of conditions. This is termed retinal ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Watchful waiting: Watchful waiting.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Different things: Primary conjunctival melanosis is a brown discolored spot in the eye that resembles a freckle or somewhat scatter. It is consider precancerous. Vessel ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
Dangerous hemorrhage: Subaracnoid hemorrhages usually occur from rupture of aneurysms. Aneurysms are caused by defects in the vessel wall producing outpouching of the wall. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Retinal hemorrhage: Retinal hemorrhages can occur in any of its layers: causes: diabetes, hypertension, macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusion are most common. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
Rupture of aneurysm: Subarachnoid hemorrhage is due to the rupture of a saccular aneurys. The aneurysm are likened to the weakening of a tire wall, only they occur in th ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
You don't: Subconjunctival hemorrhage does not require treatment. It will resolve on its own in a matter of weeks and will cause no damage.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No, run in families: They are not genitic but run in families, maternal side. Usually women in late 20's to 30's. If someone in you family suffered from one and you are ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Slow absorption: This benign event in most cases, involves the absorption of blood from the subconjunctival space, which can do this but this is not the ordinary funct ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: A subconjunctival hemorrhage is one of many causes of a red eye.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Normal process: The vitreous is a gel that fills the back of the eye, holding everything in place (it is why boxers can do what they do). Starting in middle age, the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience in Neurology
Blood abutting brain: Subdural hemorrhage is bleeding between the inner and middle layers of the tissues wrapping the brain. It can be secondary to trauma or occur spontane ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
15 years experience in Neurology
SAH Recovery: Sah patients may recover and it is based on many clinical and imaging factors. The treating physician will be the best person to assess the individual ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Khan
23 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not in our knowledge: There is no scientific basis for ginkgo biloba curing vitreous hemorrhage. In fact, there are a few case reports correlating the use of ginkgo biloba ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Davis
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
Serious: A detached retina should be evaluated immediately by a retina specialist.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
Tincture of time: Subconjunctival hemorrhage will resolve on its own without any treatment. It is like a bruise and has to be cleared by the body.
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