Vitreous Hemorrhage

A vitreous hemorrhage is a bleed which fills up the back of the eye, causing extremely poor or dark vision. There are many causes of vitreous hemorrhages including diabetes, trauma, retinal tears, and many others. Since some of these causes can cause permanent and severe vision loss, all patients with vitreous hemorrhage should be evaluated promptly and followed closely with ultrasound examinations. A surgery to remove the blood is often indicated depending on the etiology of the hemorrhage.