Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Conjunctival Hemorrhage Treatment

Most subconjunctival hemorrhages resolve in 10-14 days without treatment. The blood is absorbed by the body in a fashion similar to a bruise.

Treatment for mild eye irritation due to a subconjunctival hemorrhage includes:

  • Artificial tears:
    • Lubricates the eye
    • May be used for times per day for mild irritation
  • Avoid aspirin as it can promote bleeding
  • If you are taking an anticoagulant contact your doctor for direction.

Conjunctival Hemorrhage Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of subconjunctival hemorrhage.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having another subconjunctival hemorrhage?
  • Will I need to see my doctor for a checkup?

Conjunctival Hemorrhage Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat a subconjunctival hemorrhage:

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Conjunctival Hemorrhage References
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