Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage 

  • May occur spontaneously following minor trauma such as rubbing of the eyelid, or as a result of ocular injuries, infections, venous congestion, hypertension, vascular fragility or other systemic conditions related to impaired blood coagulation.
  • Symptoms: usually asymptomatic.

Management:

  • In the setting of trauma, the underlying structures must be carefully assessed to rule out possible penetrating injury.
  • Therapy is usually supportive using ice packs to minimize tissue swelling and stop the bleeding in the acute phase, and for relief of discomfort.