- 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
- (1) Vitreous hemorrhage: diagnosis and treatment. Berdahl JP et al.American academy of ophthalmology, 2007
Last reviewed 01/2018