Lasik, Cataract, Vision… Subconjunctival Hemorrhage: Causes and Treatments

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by Dougherty Laser Vision

Were you aware the technical name for redness in the eyes is subconjunctival hemorrhage? This condition occurs because the tiny blood vessel in the eye burst and cause the white part of the eye to turn pink or red. You may even notice small, red, vein-like lines in the eyes.

Is Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Serious?

In most cases, this condition is not serious. It will generally clear up on its own within a few days. However, if you notice this condition occurs frequently or does not seem to improve, then it is time to see an eye doctor and find out why. For instance, with conjunctivitis, more commonly called pink eye, you may require prescription eye drops to get rid of the infection.

To find out the causes of subconjunctival hemorrhages, common risk factors, and other useful information you need to know, we encourage you to continue reading the following infographic.

Afterward, if you have further questions about subconjunctival hemorrhage, have a persistent problem with this condition, or want to find out more about corrective laser vision surgery, please feel free to contact Dougherty Laser Vision at (805) 422-7939 today!

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