Subconjunctival hemorrhages: redness that does not compromise the eye Subconjunctival hemorrhages: redness that does not compromise the eye

Subconjunctival hemorrhages: redness that does not compromise the eye

Armony in health 4 November, 2016 Isabel Vallejo


Small dust particles and even eyelashes can cause irritation in the eyes, one of our most sensitive organs.

Any blow or excess force can cause a laceration to the eye, the most common of which are subconjunctival hemorrhages, also known as hyposphagmas. According to the webpage webconsultas.com, these small red spots, which appear in the white part of the eye, or sclera, can take place in different parts of the eye.

Another cause of this condition is increased venous pressure as a result of coughing or sneezing. Additionally, some blood diseases such as certain types of anemia can also cause hemorrhages. It is important to learn how to identify a hemorrhage in the eye because while the majority are obvious, some are corneal, which are more difficult to notice.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology explains that a subconjunctival hemorrhage is similar to an ordinary bruise on the skin, like a bruise of the eye, which is harmless and can heal on its own. Generally, there are no symptoms or sensations, other than the appearance of the red spot. In fact, you may not be aware that you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage until someone else points it out or until you look in a mirror.