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What are the symptoms of a subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Seeing a subconjunctival hemorrhage on your eye can be alarming. Yet it is actually a common occurrence, almost always harmless, minor, and will heal on its own. It does not affect vision and generally does not cause pain.
There are usually no sensations or symptoms, other than the appearance of the red spot. In fact, a person may not even be aware that he or she has a subconjunctival hemorrhage until someone points it out, or the person looks in the mirror. 

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