Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

  • Subconjunctival haemorrhage occurs when a small blood vessel under the conjunctiva breaks and bleeds.
  • It may occur spontaneously or from an injury, coughing, heavy lifting, or vomiting.
  • Subconjunctival haemorrhage tends to be more common among those on blood thinning agents such as warfarin or anti-platelet agents such as aspirin, ecotrin and plavex.