What is a subconjunctival hemorrhage?
A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when blood pools between the conjunctiva - the clear layer at the front of the eye - and the sclera, the white layer below. Part or all of the surface of the eye generally appears bright red. It can occur because of a blow, or even due to something as simple as a coughing fit. It is usually a minor injury that gets better within a couple of weeks.
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First answered: 13 Jul 2015
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