It is a bright red spot that appears on the whites of the eye, occurs when a small blood vessel breaks and bleeds into the conjunctiva. Blood is often highly visible, but because it is confined within the conjunctiva, it cannot move or be removed. Causes: a) sudden increases in pressure, such as those caused by a sneeze or violent cough b) having high blood pressure or taking blood thinners c) Rubbing the eyes d) viral infection e) certain surgeries or injuries to the eye f) discussion or violent emotion. Common in newborns, the condition is believed to be caused by pressure changes throughout the baby's entire body during delivery.

Treatment: There is no effective or quick treatment, other pathologies must first be ruled out, most of the time it resolves itself.