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Great thank you. There's a little bit of the shadow but there's a 99% chance that what you have is a sub conjunctival hemorrhage. Generally speaking, the spontaneous ruptures of a conjunctival blood vessel are not threatening. While they look threatening, they are in reality about the same is a bruise under the skin. The redness will slowly resolve changing color over the next week or so. There's nothing you really need to do for it, but some people find the use of an artificial over-the-counter eye drop comforting. There may be a little swelling which would lead you to feel it a little bit when you blink. In the majority of cases, patients do not recall having done anything to create these little capillary bleeds just as you said you had not had any injury or pain.
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Sure, continued lubrication is appropriate. An over-the-counter artificial teardrop such as Systane or TheraTear might be a little more soothing than plain saline. As long as you continue to see slow resolution of the redness, no change in your vision and no production of mucus there is really nothing else for you to do except wait for the hemorrhage to go away. I expect you'll be just fine. You're welcome to continue to ask questions, so at this time I'm going to switch over to the question-and-answer format. You can continue to ask follow-up questions until you're completely satisfied. It was a pleasure assisting you this morning. You have my very best wishes.