A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when blood is visible between the conjunctiva and the sclera of the eyeball.
What causes subconjunctival hemorrhages?
- Heavy lifting
- Throwing up
- Eye surgery
- High blood pressure
- Spontaneous (unkown cause)
- Patients with vascular diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure have a higher risk of developing subconjunctival hemorrhages.
- Also, patients taking blood thinners and patients with certain systemic diseases have a higher risk of developing subconjunctival hemorrhages.