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What is a subconjunctival hemorrhage?

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A subconjunctival hemorrhage is a red spot on your eye that happens if tiny blood vessels between the white of your eye and the sclera (the film that covers it) breaks. You won't have any symptoms like vision changes, discharge, or pain. The only discomfort you may have is a scratchy feeling on the surface of your eye.

From: Why Do I Have a Red Spot on My Eye? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Causes,” “Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Treatment,” “What Is a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage?”

Mayo Clinic: “Subconjunctival Hemorrhage (broken blood vessel in eye): Diagnosis,” “Subconjunctival Hemorrhage (broken blood vessel in eye): Overview,”

Clinical Ophthalmology : “Subconjunctival hemorrhage: risk factors and potential indicators.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 23, 2017

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American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Causes,” “Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Treatment,” “What Is a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage?”

Mayo Clinic: “Subconjunctival Hemorrhage (broken blood vessel in eye): Diagnosis,” “Subconjunctival Hemorrhage (broken blood vessel in eye): Overview,”

Clinical Ophthalmology : “Subconjunctival hemorrhage: risk factors and potential indicators.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 23, 2017

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