We often encounter this situation in our daily lives, that a bright red appears on the white eyeballs.
Is it pinkeye disease? Is it bleeding from the fundus?
This is bleeding on the ocular surface!
Except for bleeding, there is no other discomfort in the eyes, so it is usually found only after looking in the mirror or reminded by others.
The eyes are bright red, and the subconjunctival hemorrhage generally has no discomfort symptoms such as itching and eye pain, no vision loss, and increased eye discharge. In a word, there is no other bad except the bright red. The bleeding and non-bleeding area of the conjunctiva has a clear boundary, that is, “red and white”.
The appearance of bright red bleeding often gives people a very serious feeling, but it does not require treatment and is absorbed by itself within about 1-2 weeks. The cause of the bleeding may be related to a sudden increase in intraocular pressure, such as coughing, vomiting, and prolonged use of the eyes; hypertension and arteriosclerosis are also factors that promote its aggravation. Occasionally, bleeding is not a big problem. If there is frequent ocular surface bleeding, you need to go for a systematic examination!
What is pinkeye disease?
Pinkeye is medically called acute conjunctivitis, which is caused by bacteria or viruses infecting the conjunctiva. Bleeding on the ocular surface is clearly red and white, while pinkeye is the redness of the entire eye, accompanied by watery eyes and increased discharge.
The biggest feature of pinkeye is that it is extremely contagious. If only one eye begins to get sick, the other eye is often doomed. So when dropping eye drops, both eyes should be dropped.
It is not only self-infected but also very easy to infect other people.
What is fundus bleeding?
Ocular surface bleeding is medically called “subconjunctival hemorrhage”, and fundus bleeding is “retinal vitreous hemorrhage”.
All we can see is bleeding on the ocular surface!
The fundus bleeding is invisible, but the harm is even more serious! If it is not handled properly, it may cause blindness!
Symptoms of fundus bleeding:
Fundus bleeding can cause vision loss, visual field defects, or dark shadows in front of the eyes, and distortion of seeing things. If the above symptoms occur, it is urgent to go to the ophthalmology department for detailed fundus examinations to find the cause in time and treat it in time. The timing of treatment is directly related to vision recovery situation.
High-risk groups of fundus bleeding!
Diabetes, hypertension, high myopia, age-related macular degeneration
Bleeding on the ocular surface looks terrifying, but fundus bleeding is more harmful.
The “bleeding” seen by the eyes is not a big problem, but if you have symptoms such as decreased vision, visual field defects, dark shadows in front of your eyes, and distortion of seeing things, you need to seek medical attention immediately!