posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 12:39 PM
Subconjunctival hemorrhage (broken blood vessel in eye)
You go into the bathroom, look in the mirror — and you're stunned to find the white part of your eye is bright red. It looks frightening and
painful, and yet it doesn't hurt, and your vision is unaffected. In fact, if you hadn't looked in the mirror, you probably wouldn't even have
suspected a problem. What you're seeing is likely a subconjunctival hemorrhage, sometimes called red eye.
A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a tiny blood vessel breaks just underneath the clear surface of your eye (conjunctiva). The conjunctiva
can't absorb the blood quickly, so you're left with the equivalent of a bruise, except the blood is trapped under this transparent surface instead
of the skin. This may create a rather frightening picture, but a subconjunctival hemorrhage is usually a harmless condition that disappears within 10
to 14 days.
Subconjunctival hemorrhage often occurs without any injury to the eye, or it may be the result of a strong sneeze or cough causing a broken blood
vessel. No specific treatment is needed for a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
If you have recurrent subconjunctival hemorrhages or other bleeding, talk to your doctor. Be sure to tell your doctor about any medications or
supplements you take.
No argument just facts thank you.
Pink eye hurts. Conjunctivitis hurts. Broken blood vessels do not.
Edit to add source of FACT
[edit on 9/22/2008 by justgeneric]