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Do People With Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Have A Lot Of Pain
Somewhat common: 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 red until absorbed. It can spread over a broad area and look very dramatic. Usually there are no symptoms except the redness. If the vision is changed, or there is pain, see your ophthalmologist. Otherwise you can wait it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1-2 weeks: is typical depending on how big it is. ...Read more
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
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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