Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

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A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a small blood vessel under the conjunctiva breaks and bleeds. It may occur spontaneously or from coughing, heavy lifting, or vomiting. In some cases, it may develop following surgery or trauma. A subconjunctival hemorrhage tends to be more common among those with diabetes and hypertension.

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