What is a subconjunctival haemorrhage?
A subconjunctival haemorrhage arises when the small blood vessels burst beneath the tissue covering the white of the eye known as the conjunctiva. A subconjunctival haemorrhage is characterised by redness or a blood-shot appearance of the white of the eye. A red eye can be caused by many different eye conditions and may not necessarily indicate a subconjunctival haemorrhage, therefore it is important to see an experienced Optometrist immediately.
Subconjunctival haemorrhages may be caused by eye trauma, a sudden increase in blood pressure, certain medications that thin the blood, blood clotting disorders or a vitamin K deficiency. To ensure your red eye problem is diagnosed and treated correctly, contact The Eye Practice immediately for an appointment or further advice on (02) 9290 1899.
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