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Trauma
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

  • May occur spontaneously following minor trauma such as rubbing of the eyelid, or as a result of ocular injuries, infections, venous congestion, hypertension, vascular fragility or other systemic conditions related to impaired blood coagulation.
  • Symptoms: usually asymptomatic.
  • Management:
    • In the setting of trauma, the underlying structures must be carefully assessed to rule out possible penetrating injury.
    • Therapy is usually supportive using ice packs to minimize tissue swelling and stop the bleeding in the acute phase, and for relief of discomfort.


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