A 30-year-old male asked:
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My child cried for a long time on our way home. Now there is a huge red splotch on the white of her eyes. What is this & why? Is it from her crying?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Scleral hemorrhage: A scleral hemorrhage occurs when tiny blood vessels in the eye burst, leaving bright red spots of blood in the white of the eye. The blood is trapped by the outermost layer of the eyeball, called the conjunctiva. Eventually, the blood will be absorbed by the eyeball and the red spot will fade in 2-3 weeks.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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