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Subretinal haemorrhage 05/04/2013

This kind of haemorrhage occurs in the space below the retina. The visual prognosis for a subretinal haemorrhage is highly variable depending on its cause, the most frequent being those related to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

This pathology is treated via keyhole surgical techniques with the pneumatic displacement of the haemorrhage by injecting intravitreal gas and a recombinant tissue plasminogen activator into the subretinal area.

Symptoms 

Sudden or progressive loss of visual acuity.

Treatment 

In spite of this problem's bad prognosis, the therapies available today, such as using vitrectomy, association of an anti-VEGF drug, pneumatic displacement of the haemorrhage by injecting intravitreal gas and the subretinal injection of a tissue plasminogen activator achieve highly positive results and avoid the serious, irreversible consequences caused within a short period of time by the toxicity of blood accumulated under the retina. Rapid action is required.


Related treatments

· Posterior vitrectomy / vitreoretinal keyhole surgery


Related procedures

· Retina scan

· Autofluorescence

· Optical coherence tomography

· Fluorescein angiography

· Indocyanine green angiography


Author

Dr. Jordi Monés, M.D., Ph.D.
COMB Medical license number: 22.838
Director
Doctor of Medicine and Surgery
Specialist in Ophthalmology
Specialist in Retina, Macula and Vitreorretinal

Last modified 17 January, 2018 - 14:05