Acute vitreous haemorrhage: A clinical report

Harvey Lincoff, Ingrid Kreissig, Murray Wolkstein

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Abstract

In the first hours after a vitreous haemorrhage dense enough to obscure the retina, the blood is usually confined to the posthyaloid space in an aqueousphase. Binocular occlusion and elevation provides sufficient immobilization of the eyes in nine out of i o patients for the blood cells to settle to the bottom of the space and make the retina available for examination and repair. Blood enters the vitreous gel through holes that develop in the posterior hyaloid membrane. Blood in the gel does not settle and requires months to clear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-458
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976

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