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Hemorrhage in the Vitreous Evaluation

The evaluation of a vitreous hemorrhage begins with a medical history and physical exam. A slit lamp examination is necessary to completely evaluate an injured eye.

Physical findings in someone with a vitreous hemorrhage may include:

  • Abnormal visual acuity:
  • Bleeding in the vitreous:
    • Seen during examination of the eye
  • Abnormal retina:
    • Seen during examination of the eye

Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of a vitreous hemorrhage can be confirmed after examination of the eyes. Some testing may be necessary to further evaluate this condition.

Tests that may be used to evaluate vitreous hemorrhage include:

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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