Ophthalmology Book


Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Aka: Subconjunctival Hemorrhage, Spontaneous Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
  1. Pathophysiology
    1. Bleeding from small Conjunctival vessels
  2. Causes
    1. Minor Eye Trauma
    2. Spontaneously with increased venous pressure
      1. Coughing
      2. Sneezing
      3. Straining
    3. Blood dyscrasia (uncommon)
      1. Warfarin
    4. Severe Hypertension
  3. Symptoms
    1. No Eye Pain
    2. Vision normal
    3. Pupil size and reactivity are normal
  4. Labs
    1. ProTime (PT/INR)
      1. Indicated if Subconjunctival Hemorrhage occurs in a patient on Warfarin (Coumadin)
  5. Management
    1. Careful exam including vision
      1. Eye Trauma resulting in bleeding requires an intensive evaluation
      2. Confirm no signs of Globe Rupture
    2. Reassurance
    3. Cold compresses
    4. Referral for question of greater injury (especially if Traumatic Eye Injury)
  6. Course
    1. Hemorrhage clears spontaneously in 1-2 weeks

Subconjunctival hemorrhage (C0038534)

Concepts Pathologic Function (T046)
ICD10 H11.3
SnomedCT 155166004, 78768009
Dutch subconjunctiva hemorragie, subconjunctivabloeding, bloeding; subconjunctivaal, subconjunctivaal; bloeding
French Hémorragie sous-conjonctivale
German subkonjunktivale Blutung
Italian Emorragia sottocongiuntivale
Portuguese Hemorragia subconjuntival
Spanish Hemorragia subconjuntival, hemorragia subconjuntival (trastorno), hemorragia subconjuntival
English Subconjunctival hemorrhage, subconjunctival hemorrhage, subconjunctival hemorrhage (physical finding), subconjunctival hemorrhage (diagnosis), hemorrhages subconjunctival, Haemorrhage;subconjunctival, hemorrhage subconjunctival, bleeding subconjunctival, Subconjunctival haemorrhage (disorder), Subconjunctival haemorrhage, Subconjunctival bleed, Subconjunctival hemorrhage (disorder), hemorrhage; subconjunctival, subconjunctival; hemorrhage, Subconjunctival Hemorrhage, subconjunctival haemorrhage, Hemorrhage;subconjunctival
Japanese 球結膜下出血, キュウケツマクカシュッケツ
Czech Subkonjunktivální krvácení, Subkonjunktivální hemoragie
Hungarian Subconjunctivalis vérzés
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

You are currently viewing the original 'fpnotebook.com\legacy' version of this website. Internet Explorer 8.0 and older will automatically be redirected to this legacy version.

If you are using a modern web browser, you may instead navigate to the newer desktop version of fpnotebook. Another, mobile version is also available which should function on both newer and older web browsers.

Please Contact Me as you run across problems with any of these versions on the website.

Navigation Tree