You have been diagnosed as having
a sub-conjunctival haemorrhage, sometimes known as a 'sub-conj haemorrhage'
What it is
The front, white part of the eye, known as
the sclera, is covered by a transparent membrane called the conjunctiva.
The conjunctiva has a rich blood supply. A sub-conjunctival haemorrhage
occurs when these tiny blood vessels leak, causing a small amount of blood
to gather between the sclera and conjunctiva. Because these membranes
are transparent this condition looks very serious, but it is not.
It will not interfere with your sight. This is the same process which
causes bruising, which is a small bleed in between the layers of the skin.
The eye will look very bloodshot and you may
have a feeling of ‘tightness’ in the affected eye.
Practically all sub-conjunctival haemorrhages
occur for no reason. In most cases it does not mean you have an illness
or eye condition.
Coughing, knocking your eye, or rubbing it extremely
Diabetes or high blood pressure .
Aspirin or warfarin.
Apart from an eye examination, we will also check
your blood pressure and give you a routine test for diabetes.
It does not require treatment.
The bloodshot appearance should go in 7 to 14