Subconjunctival Hemorrhage (Bleeding in the Eye)


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Comment from: J.H. , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 28

I woke from my foot surgery with hemorrhage in my left eye. Two days later I had a subconjunctival hemorrhage appear in my right eye. I also had reddened skin around both eyes one day after the surgery. I’m taking a low dose aspirin daily as directed by surgeon. Wonder if this eye issue is common.

Comment from: Ohiogma, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I noticed yesterday morning my eye looked slightly red around my cornea. By the evening it had turned blood red that had begun to travel over the outer half of my eye. I went to urgent care and they said I have spontaneous subconjunctival hemorrhage. The doctor said I should feel no pain, but I do have pain in the eye and in the muscle. Plus she said it looked like it had stopped bleeding but I woke up this morning and it's much worse. It looks like the blood is pooling at the bottom of my eye.

Comment from: ScrubTech, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 08

I have this subconjunctival hemorrhage in my left eye. I had eye surgery eight days ago, and the doctor said that this was a side effect. So far (8 days post operation) I have seen no improvement. I suppose that it takes a very long time for the blood to reabsorb. At this time, I wish I had more information for other readers. Thanks for reading.

Comment from: carlos r., 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 27

My blood pressure spiked to over 200. I did not feel anything but I went to the bathroom and looked into the mirror and my left eye was bloody red. That is when I checked my blood pressure. I went to the emergency room and doctor gave me an EKG and checked my kidneys. He checked my blood pressure every 30 minutes and it came down to 167/82. He had planned to give me medicine to reduce blood pressure but he changed his mind. He released me and asked me to contact my primary doctor. I have an appointment with my doctor in a few days and I have been monitoring my blood pressure. It is still high but not as high.

Comment from: bobsy, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 07

Yes, I woke up and went to the bathroom and found I had a subconjunctival hemorrhage. I decided to wash my face and noticed this red spot. I got nervous, but continued to take care of my to-do list. Yet, in the back of my mind, I had inserted the message to do research on the discoloration. Later, I saw my mom, who is a nurse practitioner. I showed her my eye. She immediately asked me if I was taking lisinopril, and I replied no, I was taking amlodipine. I remembered that I was expected to go to the cardiologist. The problem is I suffer spine herniation in multiple locations of my spinal cord. Thus, I relied on Medtronic spinal cord neuromodulators. But, an altercation occurred. I was forced to have the pain modalities removed. Presently, I am preparing for spine intervention. Thus, I cannot have a stress test right now. But, I will take a trip to an eye doctor.

Comment from: Albert, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 03

I had a slice of pizza and a beer. I washed my hands and looked in the mirror. I saw no problem. I rode bike home, showered, blew my nose and looked in the mirror. There it was a bloody eye! Who knew you could blow out your capillaries in the eye just blowing your nose? It looks worse than it is. My doctor says it should clear up on its own in a week or so.


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