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Fiona Chiu (Associate Chief Pharmacist, Strategy, Procurement and Satellite Services, Pharmacy Department, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) describes the appearance, causes, and management of subconjunctival haemorrhage, including:

  • the typical presentation of subconjunctival haemorrhage as a red patch on the sclera, sometimes accompanied by discomfort
  • activities and conditions associated with subconjunctival haemorrhage, such as heavy lifting, coughing and sneezing, high blood pressure, and impaired coagulation
  • resolution of any discomfort with over-the-counter lubricating eye drops.

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