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Doctor insights on: Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

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How much time does subconjunctival hemorrhage take to go ?

How much time does subconjunctival hemorrhage take to go ?

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 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Does subconjunctival hemorrhage usually cause many symptoms?

Does subconjunctival hemorrhage usually cause many symptoms?

No: Usually it does not, unless it is from excess rubbing from ocular irritation. Consider an evaluation with your eye doctor if it is recurrent because you may have a bleeding disorder or something serious. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of subconjunctival hemorrhage?

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 white (sclera) is usually benign. The most dramatic thing is the bright red blood which can spread. Some sense a little fullness and slight blur. Pain is rare. Resolution is the rule and no treatment is required. ...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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How do you treat subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding in eye)?

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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subconjunctival hemorrhage?

What is the treatment for subconjunctival hemorrhage?

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. ...Read more

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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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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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