What Is A Blood Spot in the Eye?
9 Reasons For Subconjunctival Hemorrhage In Patients
- You recently had a powerful sneeze take you by surprise.
- You have a seizure disorder.
- You had a violent cough from a cold, or were vomiting from nausea.
- You had a viral or bacterial infection in the eye (conjunctivitis).
- You’re taking medication for diabetes, or high blood pressure (rare).
- You have a blood clotting disorder and are on blood thinning medications like Aspirin or Coumadin.
- Overly straining yourself while constipated (shutting your eyes hard) can do it.
- The eye was subjected to injury via excessive eye rubbing, contact lenses, or through foreign object trauma, or physical assault.
- Likewise, you set a new personal best in weight lifting and were under a lot of strain (causes an increase of pressure in the conjunctival veins).
3 Ways You Can Manage A Red Blood Spot in the Eye
- Avoid rubbing your eyes, as this can make the bleeding worse and delay healing. If caused by contact lenses, avoid wearing these until the blood spot has cleared up.
- If caused by an infection in the eye, you may want to use artificial tears to lubricate the eye and help soothe it. They can also help flush/keep out foreign particles that may irritate your eye and cause you to rub them. Just make sure the drops are sterile and preservative-free before use.
- In the first 2–3 days of healing, a cold compress may help reduce swelling and inflammation in the eye. Do not use anything frozen directly on the eye, and do not put pressure on the eye. Use a clean cloth soaked in cold water or wrap ice in it, leaving it on for no more than 10 minutes at a time.