How is subretinal hemorrhage treated?

How is subretinal hemorrhage treated?

How is subretinal hemorrhage treated?


  1. Anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) monotherapy.
  2. Pneumatic displacement (PD) + anti-VEGF therapy.
  3. Intravitreal recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) + anti-VEGF + PD.
  4. Pars plana vitrectomy + subretinal injection of rtPA + subretinal or intravitreal PD.

How do you treat an intraocular hemorrhage?

Small vitreous hemorrhages may be treatable with a laser treatment that repairs the bleeding vessels and tears in the retina, if applicable. Once the source of bleeding has been repaired, it can take several weeks for the blood that has accumulated in the eye to clear.

How long does it take for a subretinal hemorrhage to heal?

Three patients with intraretinal hemorrhages all cleared without adverse visual sequelae within four to eight weeks; three patients with subretinal or subpigmental hemorrhages cleared with minimal loss of visual acuity, within three to six months.

What causes a subretinal hemorrhage?

Subretinal hemorrhage can arise from the retinal and/or choroidal circulation. Significant subretinal hemorrhage occurs in several conditions, but most commonly is associated with age-related macular degeneration, presumed ocular histoplasmosis, high myopia, retinal arterial macroaneurysm, and trauma.

What does it mean when you have a hemorrhage in your eye?

A subconjunctival hemorrhage (sub-kun-JUNK-tih-vul HEM-uh-ruj) occurs when a tiny blood vessel breaks just underneath the clear surface of your eye (conjunctiva). The conjunctiva can’t absorb blood very quickly, so the blood gets trapped.

What does a retinal hemorrhage look like?

SYMPTOMS OF RETINAL HEMORRHAGE If you have a retinal hemorrhage, you might experience painless floaters, cobwebs, haze or shadows in one or both eyes, vision loss, red tint to vision or brief flashes of light in the peripheral vision.

How long does a hemorrhage in the eye last?

Even a strong sneeze or cough can cause a blood vessel to break in the eye. You don’t need to treat it. Your symptoms may worry you. But a subconjunctival hemorrhage is usually a harmless condition that disappears within two weeks or so.