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Can subconjunctival hemorrhage be cured?

Can subconjunctival hemorrhage be cured?

Only with time: Subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel on the eye's surface develops a microscopic tear. Although it heals almost immediately, the blood that leaks out is stuck under the conjunctiva. The blood will naturally be resorbed and removed by the body, much like a bruise. There is no treatment that can speed this process, which can take up to a few weeks. ...Read more

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What is subconjunctival hemorrhage?

What is subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Blood under conj: Blood under conjunctiva (thin tissue that covers white of eye & inside of lids). May be due to injury, straining (coughing, lifting vomiting) or disease process. Often, however, the cause is not known. The redness is profound & blood color & may cover entire white of eye. Usually painless, this problem will clear on its own but this may take weeks. ...Read more

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Dpes subconjunctival hemorrhage last long?

Dpes subconjunctival hemorrhage last long?

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, and some can take even longer. ...Read more

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Subconjunctival hemorrhage, ok to exercise?

Subconjunctival hemorrhage, ok to exercise?

Yes: But realize that if you strain(Valsalva) significantly, it may predispose you to another hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Can subconjunctival hemorrhage be related to contacts?

Contacts and hem.: Soft contact lenses overlap onto the conjunctiva of the eye and could possibly irritate a small superficial vessel that could bleed. Also, the manipulation involved with inserting and removing contacts could cause superficial conjunctival hemorrhage. The hemorrhages clear spontaneously and are mostly a cosmetic issue, as they cannot get into the eye. ...Read more

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What causes subconjunctival hemorrhage to last so long?

What causes subconjunctival hemorrhage to last so long?

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 function of this space. So absorption takes a while but will happen. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a subconjunctival hemorrhage?

See an eye doctor: See an eye doctor to make sure that that's all it is. If it is only a subconjunctival hemorrhage, then time will resolve this (usually several days). ...Read more