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Here is a quick mnemonic “EPISCLERA to remember about Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage : How To Remember Easily ?

  • E – Episclera: This is the potential space between the episclera and the conjunctiva.
  • P – Potential space: Rupture of small vessels can cause blood to dissect into this space.
  • I – Impressive red eye: The presence of blood in the potential space can produce a spectacular red eye.
  • S – Sight unaffected: Despite the redness, vision is not affected by a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
  • C – Conjunctiva: The small vessels bridge the potential space between the episclera and the conjunctiva.
  • L – Little treatment needed: Subconjunctival hemorrhages typically resolve without treatment.
  • E – Eye trauma: Blunt trauma, eye rubbing, or vigorous coughing can result in a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
  • R – Rare bleeding disorder: In some cases, a subconjunctival hemorrhage may indicate an underlying bleeding disorder.

  • A – Attention-getting symptom: The impressive red eye serves as a clue for further evaluation.

Mnemonic : EPISCLERA

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department