It is the bleeding within the vitreous body, causing minor or major visual loss.
The causes of vitreous hemorrhage include:
Bleeding in the vitreous requires immediate investigation to prevent irreversible vision loss. Complete ophthalmological examination by a specialized ophthalmologist is needed. Sometimes an ophthalmic ultrasound is needed in order to assess the patient.
Treatment can range from simple observation to surgical exploration depending on the cause of the bleeding. Therefore, the correct diagnosis is of the utmost importance. In the case of surgical removal of the hemorrhage, this is usually done by vitrectomy, a method that allows the rapid restoration of vision.