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Is it safe to fly with a subconjuctival hemorrhage in my eye?

Although they are dramatic in appearance, subconjuctival hemorrhages (SH) are usually a benign event. Rarely, SH can be associated with a bleeding disorder or the use of blood thinners (anticoagulants). If you have other signs of a bleeding problem such as easy bruising, you should discuss this with your family doctor. Air travel has no effect on SH.

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