Conjunctival hemorrhages or hyposphagmas are also known as eye effusions in medicine.It is a relatively common pathology that is characterized by the rupture of one or more blood vessels in the sclera.

An eye effusion is characterized by a red spot near the anterior part of the ocular structure caused by the accumulation of blood.

It is usually easy to see blood in the eye with the naked eye, does not usually leak, and does not usually cause vision problems.As long as the hemorrhage in the eye is not caused by other conditions, it usually disappears with time.

We describe eye effusions in our Advanced Ophthalmology Area, including their causes and treatments.Then keep reading!


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¿Qué es la conjuntiva ocular?

Conjunctiva is the transparent membrane that covers the eclera, the white part of the eye.

It could be defined as a thin, elastic fabric that protects the eyes from external agents, becoming an important immunological protection for the eyeball.

Conjunctiva and tears are both involved in the formation of tears, as well as lubricating the corneal area to keep it always moist.

¿Por qué se producen los derrames oculares?

In fact, many people wonder why hyposphagmas appear; the causes for which an effusion can show up in the eye are varied.

A stroke occurs when the tiny vessels in the conjunctiva (under the white part) of the eye break and spill blood into the eye. As a result, the eye becomes red.

An increase in blood pressure typically causes this symptom, along with forceful sneezing and severe coughing.

In addition to trauma and vigorous rubbing of the eyes, eye spills can be brought on by eye irritation.

Otras posibles causas de un derrame ocular

There are a number of less common causes linked to eye spills, but they are equally as powerful:

hipertensión arterialMedicamentosCirugíasInfeccionesEnfermedades

Now that you know what causes eye spills, let's see what you can do if it happens to you.

¿Qué hacer en caso de un derrame en el ojo?

In the event of an eye spill, little can be done.It's best to let it go and do nothing about it.Although eye spills are not uncommon, we must be vigilant.

An eye spill should be treated by an eye doctor who can examine the conjunctiva and determine the cause of it.

Furthermore, this anomaly in newborns is not dangerous and is linked to increased blood pressure during labor.However, the patient should still be seen by an ophthalmologist.

¿Qué pasa si tengo un derrame en el ojo izquierdo y dolor de cabeza?

However, in some cases, subconjunctival hemorrhages can be a cause of urgency to see an ophthalmologist.

It is possible that heart problems or high blood pressure can cause regular effusions in the left eye.

If we suffer a spill in the left or right eye and also suffer a severe headache in the affected area, it is necessary to go to a specialist.A problem with the eyes may spread to the head, and vice versa. This is because there is a close relationship between the eyes and head.

Síntomas de un derrame en el ojo

As far as clinical symptoms go, eye effusions do not present any more than a red spot on the white part of the eye.Any such spill should not result in pain, irritation, burning, or visual disturbance.


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Even though the concentrated blood can be clearly seen in the eye, this fluid cannot leak out because it is trapped between the scleral and bulbar conjunctiva.The patient should immediately consult an ophthalmologist if she bleeds, since spills inside the eye do not cause external hemorrhages.

Although accumulations of blood in the eye can be troubling, they do not pose a risk to a person's visual well-being, that is, they are harmless.

Tratamiento de los derrames oculares

The formation of a subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs before this

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Treatment isn't available

Fortunately, we can achieve a number of results that will alleviate the discomfort of eye spills:

Using artificial tearsAnti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirinKeep your eyes from getting rubbed

¿Cuánto tarda en curar un derrame en el ojo?

It usually takes 8-10 days for blood in the eye to be reabsorbed. This depends on the person and the number of ruptured blood vessels in the bulbar conjunctiva.

The amount of time it takes to heal the eye spill may depend on its size.

An individual who has had a conjunctival hemorrhage should be patient and wait until the blood drains by itself.

Although there is no known treatment for it, we strongly recommend that the affected eye not be rubbed to avoid further blood vessel rupture and eye spill is enlarged or repeated.

If this anomaly results from trauma, it is necessary to consult an ophthalmologist to determine if the structure of the eye has been affected.Our team will determine the appropriate treatment in cases of collateral damage.

In the event of an eye trauma, you should consider the following:

If you can, try not to touch your eyesPut no pressure on herSelf-medication should not be undertakenIf you are wearing contact lenses, apply a bandage or gauze pad

Cómo prevenir un derrame ocular

There is no way to prevent eye effusions, nor are there signs that they are about to occur.We can nevertheless take actions to ensure our eyes stay healthy and prevent us from getting eye spills. Some of those actions are:

You should not sleep on your left sideMake sure you take your blood pressureKeep away from factors that increase stressBPAvoid rubbing your eyes

Whenever you experience subconjunctival hemorrhages, you should see an expert team such as Advanced Ophthalmology Area for a visual examination.