If your child spontaneously develops a red spot on the white of their eye, it may be a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The good news is this condition is usually harmless and will not affect your child’s vision.
A subconjunctival hemorrhage often resolves after a week or two without needing treatment.
Where did the name “subconjunctival hemorrhage” come from? The white area of the eye is called the sclera. It is covered by the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is made of clear tissue and tiny blood vessels.
The blood vessels can break and blood then pools between the conjunctiva and the sclera, which leaves a bright red spot on the surface known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
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