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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.

Category: External Disease

Bulbar subconjunctival hemorrhage

Bulbar subconjunctival hemorrhage

This condition is also called hyposphagma. A similar hemorrhage was present in the other eye. The hemorrhages occurred after a severe bout of coughing. Pertussis was a common cause of such hemorrhages. Barring the presence of certain systemic diseases/blood dyscrasias, the hemorrhages usually will clear spontaneously within 3 to 4 weeks.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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