The conjuctiva is the thin, moist, transparent membrane that covers the white part of the eye. Underneath the conjunctiva lies nerves and small blood vessels, these are small and barely seen. They are fragile and when they break they result in a subconjuctival hemorrhage. Dr. Carlo Oller Board Certified Emergency Physician Please visit my website, www.DrER.tv make sure you subscribe, comment, and share! That is the best way to show your support.