May be related to trauma but the majority
occurs spontaneously. Some may be
precipiated by severe prolonged
Redness may be limited to one part of
the eye or the whole eye.
The redness looks like blood under the
The eye is quiet
Normal visual acuity
The condition looks alarming but resolves
within two weeks.
Reassurance is all that is needed.
Check the blood pressure in elderly
Refer the patient only if the subjunctival
haemorrhage is traumatic
This patient presented with a painless
red eye caused by subconjunctival haemorrhage.
Note that the eye is quiet and the
redness of the conjunctiva is uniform.
to the red eye