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Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when blood is visible between the conjunctiva and the sclera of the eyeball.

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What causes subconjunctival hemorrhages?

  • Coughing
  • Heavy lifting
  • Throwing up
  • Eye surgery
  • Trauma
  • High blood pressure
  • Anemia
  • Spontaneous (unkown cause)



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Risk Factors

  • Patients with vascular diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure have a higher risk of developing subconjunctival hemorrhages.  
  • Also, patients taking blood thinners and patients with certain systemic diseases have a higher risk of developing subconjunctival hemorrhages.

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Please be advised of new protocols the office will have in place to protect our patients as well as our staff:

Call the office when you arrive for an appointment with the doctor or if you have an appointment to pick up eyewear, a tech will ask you a few questions before meeting you at the door.

*Patients will be required to wear a mask. A staff member will check your temperature upon entering.

*Only one parent will be allowed with a minor in the office. All other family members will need to wait in their vehicle.

Thank you in advance,

Bond Family Eye Care