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Subconjunctival hemorrhage: risk factors and potential indicators

Authors Tarlan B, Kiratli H

Received 15 April 2013

Accepted for publication 3 May 2013

Published 12 June 2013 Volume 2013:7 Pages 1163—1170


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Bercin Tarlan,1 Hayyam Kiratli2

Department of Ophthalmology, Kozluk State Hospital, Batman, Turkey; 2Ocular Oncology Service, Hacettepe University Schoolof Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is a benign disorder that is a common cause of acute ocular redness. The major risk factors include trauma and contact lens usage in younger patients, whereas among the elderly, systemic vascular diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and arteriosclerosis are more common. In patients in whom subconjunctival hemorrhage is recurrent or persistent, further evaluation, including workup for systemic hypertension, bleeding disorders, systemic and ocular malignancies, and drug side effects, is warranted.

Keywords: subconjunctival hemorrhage, contact lens, hypertension, red eye

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