What is a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage?

Subconjunctival hemorrhage is when one or more blood spots appear on the white of your eye. The eye’s conjunctiva contains a lot of tiny blood vessels that can break. If they break, blood leaks between the conjunctiva and sclera. This bleeding is the bright red spot that you see on the white of your eye.

These blood spots can look scary. But subconjunctival hemorrhage is almost always harmless and often heals on its own.

What are subconjunctival hemorrhage symptoms?

Usually the only symptom of subconjunctival hemorrhage is a red spot in your eye. In fact, you may not know you have it until you look in the mirror.