Vitreous Haemorrhage (VH) is a medical condition involving bleeding into the vitreous humor, the gel-like substance within the eye. It often stems from conditions like diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears, or age-related macular degeneration.
VH can cause sudden vision impairment characterized by floaters, dark spots, or a cloudy visual field. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to address the underlying cause and potentially restore vision.
Treatment approaches range from observation and medication to surgical procedures, depending on the severity and origin of the Haemorrhage. Regular eye check-ups are crucial to monitor and manage potential risk factors for VH.
Vitreous Haemorrhage manifests with several distinctive symptoms stemming from the presence of blood within the eye's vitreous humor. Common clinical manifestations include:
Vitreous Haemorrhage can be attributed to various underlying causes, most of which involve disruptions in the delicate blood vessels within the eye. Some common causes include:
Retina Surgeon (CEO)
“Sudden loss of vision due to Vitreous Haemorrhage can be quite alarming. The treatment starts with determining the cause of the bleeding which may be due to long standing diabetes or a retinal tear. A detailed Retina examination can identify if you are at high risk for Vitreous Haemorrhage and should be done once a year for everyone.”
Several risk factors can increase the likelihood of developing vitreous Haemorrhage. These include:
Diagnosing vitreous Haemorrhage typically involves a combination of thorough clinical evaluation and specialized diagnostic tests performed by an ophthalmologist. Common diagnostic methods include:
The treatment approach for vitreous Haemorrhage depends on the underlying cause, the severity of the Haemorrhage, and the potential impact on vision. Here are some treatment options:
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