Intraocular hemorrhage

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Intraocular hemorrhage
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SpecialtyOphthalmology Edit this on Wikidata

Intraocular hemorrhage is bleeding (hemorrhage) into the eyeball (oculus in Latin. It may be the result of physical trauma (direct injury to the eye) or medical illness. Severe bleeding may cause high pressures inside the eye, leading to blindness.


The types of intraocular hemorrhage are classified based on where the bleeding is occurring. The bleeding may occur just underneath the conjuctiva (subconjunctival hemorrhage), underneath the retina (subretinal hemorrhage), or underneath the macula (macular hemorrhage).


Different causes may cause bleeding in different locations.


Intraocular hemorrhage is typically diagnosed with slit lamp examination.



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