Treatment of a subconjunctival hemorrhage is generally not necessary. Over time, the blood spot will slowly disappear, clearing up on its own. This may take days or weeks, depending on the size of the blood spot. If your eye is irritated, your ophthalmologist may recommend that you use over-the- counter artificial tears.
In general, if you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage, you can expect your ophthalmologist to reassure you that the blood spot will go away. Although subconjunctival hemorrhage can seem alarming, it is usually a temporary, harmless condition that your Eye M.D. can assess appropriately for you.