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Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Subconjunctival hemorrhage refers to the breakdown of tiny blood vessels underneath the white surface of the eye (conjunctiva). It is considered a harmless condition and can be resolved on its own within two weeks. However, the common characteristic feature of subconjunctival hemorrhage is the presence of a bright red patch on the white layer of the eye.

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Is the blood clot in sclera due to an infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got blood clotting since the past two days in my right eye, in the part of the sclera. I have no idea whether it is an infection or not. I am currently using Moxicip eye drop to see whether I get any relief. I have used other home remedies like washing my eyes with cold water. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Skandha Harshita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to By going through your query, I understand that you are suffering from a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It is a self-limiting condition although cosmetically disfiguring, it causes no pain or any watering. I advise tablet Limcee (Vitamin C) to help in faster recovery and co...  Read Full »

I have a subconjunctival hemorrhage. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Can Loteprednol Etabonate eye drop be used for nine days old subconjunctival hemorrhage? I had a sudden onset of eye problem, when I consulted an eye specialist he diagnosed it as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. He advised Ofloxacin eye drop for five days and Teardrop. I am 27 years old, fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most of the time, the cause of a subconjunctival hemorrhage that is idiopathic without any underlying cause. Whatever treatment is given to you is only symptomatic treatment. They may not cure underlying the cause if any. It can occur due to unknowingly rubbing the eyes i...  Read Full »

What could be causing a red spot to develop after my eye injury?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband's eye got hurt with my finger accidentally. Now his eye hurts and can barely open. There is a red spot on the white area of his eye. What do we do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your finger might have hit the eyeball blood vessels. These vessels can bleed due to trauma and can cause a subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding behind the conjunctiva thereby causing a red eye). This does not cause any major problems and resolves on its own in a week. Ot...  Read Full »

Why is there a red spot on my eye which is spreading?

Query: Hi doctor, My eye has a red spot, and it is spreading. There is no pain now, but when I put rose water-soaked cotton, it feels tired.  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in. I had a look at the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you sent, and it looks like a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It can occur in the scenarios like if you inadvertently injured your eye in your sleep. If you suffer from high...  Read Full »

I have been having redness in the eyes after driving in the rain. How can I manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a red eye. It started when I was driving in rains. After this, I went for cliff jumping. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have sub conjunctival hemorrhage. This is benign condition and resolves without treatment in two weeks. Stop Ceflox D (Ciprofloxacin). Consult local ophthalmologist if problem persists. I hope this information will help you. Thanks.  Read Full »

My mother has redness in her eyes without itching or pain. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has redness in her eyes on the white area. She neither has itching nor pain. What could have caused it? It looks like a bloodshot.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This may be due to subconjunctival hemorrhage (rupture of tiny blood vessels under the transparent layer of the eye).I suggest you to use, Refresh Liquigel eye drops (Carboxymethyl Cellulose), four times a day for two weeks and tablet Limcee (Vitamin C ) 500 mg, one ...  Read Full »

My husband suffered from an eye injury after which his eye was bloodshot. Could there be a buckle displacement?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband had retinal detachment surgery last year. He had a partial scleral buckle placed in his left eye. He has had a slow recovery but so far, no issues. Today, I hit him in the eye with my elbow. His eye is bloodshot and there is a faint color of purple. He says that he can feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You can see the buckle actually by asking him to look at all different peripheral gazes. The buckle will be seen as an elevated part in the otherwise normal conjunctiva. As for breaks you have to look for flashe...  Read Full »

What should be done for eye pain and redness due to injury?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife's right eye is reddish due to hit by my 3-year-old son while playing. She has reddishness and pain since this morning. I need advice as we could not reach any doctor out here. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had a look at the photo you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like a subconjunctival hemorrhage from the image, but I would appreciate it if you could send a more clear picture which I can enlarge to confirm. Is her vision normal? Any ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for red spots in the eyes with itching and irritation?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister, 28 years old, has developed a couple of red color spots on the left eye with itching, irritation, and watering of eyes. There is no history of trauma, foreign body, photophobia. Please guide us on what is to be done.  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in. I had a look at the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you sent, it is a bit blurry, but it looks like a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It can occur in the following scenarios: If she inadvertently injured the eye in her sleep. If...  Read Full »

What causes a sudden blood clot to appear around the eyeball?

Query: Hi doctor, Suddenly, I got a blood clot around my right eyeball. But I am unable to figure out the cause. I went to the hospital today. Due to strict protocols, I am unable to consult the doctor. Please give some advice. How to cure the condition? The red thing in my eyes was on the right corner bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to the description, it seems like a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It can occur due to trauma, high blood pressure, intake of blood thinners, and due to increased bleeding and clotting time. You have not mentioned your age and please mention whether you are takin...  Read Full »

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