subconjunctival hemorrhage

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That blood-red spot in your eye is most likely no cause for alarm

By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD


Dear Doctor: This morning, when I looked in the mirror, I noticed I had a big, red bloodspot in the white part of my eye. I don’t remember injuring my eye. How did this happen?  

Most likely, you are suffering from a condition known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This is a surprisingly common occurrence. Fortunately, the vast majority are completely harmless. Continue Reading →

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