vitreous haemorrhage

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  • vitreous haemorrhage
    • one of the most common causes of sudden loss of vision (1)
    • bleeding into the vitreous occurs whenever the sensory retina is torn.
    • floaters are a prominent symptom
    • urgent investigation is required as there may be a retinal detachment requiring early surgery
    • treatment is dictated by finding the underlying aetiology

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Last reviewed 01/2018

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