Subconjunctival hemorrhage is frequent and normal. It results from the breakage of small vessels during the pressure of delivery. It is always confined to the limits of the sclera. It is asymptomatic, does not affect vision, and spontaneously resolves in several days. It should always be documented.
External link: Standford School of Medicine, Newborn Nursery Photo Gallery
Previously published: 13/06/14, 06/02/15