Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

*  Socked-in redness; not dilated vessels

*  No Symptoms:  No itch or grittiness; no discharge; NO PAIN

*  Maybe Hx recent Valsalvas (cough; heavy lifting; pushing in labor, etc.)

*  BEWARE if Hx blunt trauma
  • Perform thorough eye exam first [posting pending]
  • If eye otherwise normal, then NO  TENDERNESS upon gently wiggling globe through closed lids

Distinguish from Episcleritis, which often has dilated tufts of vessels

         

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage                                        Episcleritis

See posting Red Eye – 2.

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