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The conjunctiva is the clear membrane that lies over the white portion of the eye. It contains many of the lubricating cells of the eye and many small fragile blood vessels. If on of these small vessels or capillaries ruptures, it can result in bleeding into the conjunctiva. This often appears as a bright red area on the white part of the eye.
The most common cause of a subconjunctiva hemorrhage is rubbing the eye. Other causes include heavy lifting, coughing, sneezing or straining during a bowel movement.
There are usually no symptoms associated with subconjunctival hemorrhage, although some people complain of a sharp pain when the hemorrhage begins. A subconjunctival hemorrhage is not a sign of any disease that causes vision loss and tends to fade over the following one to three weeks with no treatment.