What is it?

Retinal hemorrhage is a condition in which there is bleeding from the retina, located on the back of the eye. It can occur in people of all ages and is caused by different medical conditions such as hypertension, retinal vein occlusion, diabetes, anemia or leukemia.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include seeing floaters, cobwebs, haze or shadows as well as distorted vision, rapid flashes of light, red tint to vision, blurriness and sudden blindness. In its early stages it might not show any symptoms at all.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and eye examination by an ophthalmoscope. Further evaluation may include fluorescein angiography and blood tests.


Sometimes, treatment is not necessary, and the hemorrhage will reabsorb on its own. In other cases, when intervention is needed, a laser surgery may be done and anti vascular endothelial growth factor drugs such as Avastin are used.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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