Subconjunctival Haemorrhage – causes and treatment?

Are you a lens user, or do you have hypertension? If yes, this blog is especially for you. We are introducing you to subconjunctival haemorrhage. This condition occurs when you have a broken blood vessel on the surface of the eye. Now, what is conjunctiva? You have a clear membrane in the eye that is small, and it covers the white part of the eye. Moreover, your eyes have lots of such membranes that can be damaged due to several reasons. Further, when these membranes break, your eyes turn red. 

Is subconjunctival haemorrhage serious?

In most cases, conjunctivitis doesn’t need treatment and heals on its own. But if the condition stays for a longer period of time, our specialists suggest that you must take expert help and identify the problem. Further, you should schedule proper check-ups, and necessary treatment should be taken. What should you do if you are affected by conjunctivitis? Keep reading to know more about this.

What is the most common cause of subconjunctival haemorrhage?

You must undergo a thorough examination to identify the exact cause of the condition. In most cases, it is due to lenses, trauma or heritable conditions. For instance, a quick rise in pressure can also rupture the membrane. Moreover, if you rub your eyes too hard, the membrane can break, leading to this condition. Most of the time, conjunctivitis starts with irritation in the eye leading to mild pain to severe pain in rare cases. 

What is the fastest way to get rid of a subconjunctival haemorrhage?

In general, there is no way to speed up the process. As mentioned above, you need to go through a thorough examination to identify the cause. Further, with self-care and medical care, you can reduce the effect of this condition. At home, begin with putting ice packs over your eyes to ease the swelling and discomfort. 

Prevention is always the best measure. If you frequently use contact lenses, make sure you disinfect them regularly. Always protect your eyes from any trauma or injuries. If you have any bleeding disorder, keep a thorough check on it. In most cases, a subconjunctival haemorrhage is not a serious issue, but our specialists say it can be serious depending upon the age. Moreover, in older people, this condition can lead to serious vascular disorders too. 

The next question you might have is, does this condition lead you to loss of vision? Well, in theory, it doesn’t. But, as we always say, neglecting an eye disorder is never a good option. So, if the condition lasts for long, say 2 to 3 weeks, and you face any vision problem, it is best to get expert help. To know more about the condition, book an appointment with our specialists. They will guide you through what needs to be done.