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Can lupus be the cause of vitreous hemorrhage?

Can lupus be the cause of vitreous hemorrhage?

LUPUS &VITREOUS HG: Lupus retinopathy can lead to retinal detachment and vitreous hemorrhage, as retina can be affected in 10% of patients with lupus. ...Read more

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Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


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Could extreme vomiting cause vitreous hemorrhage of eye and black floaters?

Could extreme vomiting cause vitreous hemorrhage of eye and black floaters?

Possibly: Vomiting increases the venous pressure in the head and eyes as well. If there is some weakness of the vessels, they can break open and leak blood. When the blood disperses in the vitreous, it can cause the sensation of floaters. Since these symptoms cross over with retinal detachment, this should be evaluated by a retinal specialist. ...Read more

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Can extreme straining or vomiting cause vitreous hemorrhage of eye and floaters?

Can extreme straining or vomiting cause vitreous hemorrhage of eye and floaters?

Yes: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". This also can tear blood vessel. You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Can a vitreous hemorrhage cause flashes with or without retinal tear?

Can a vitreous hemorrhage cause flashes with or without retinal tear?

Yes: An eye doctor, especially a retina specialist, can determine what is going on exactly. If the vitreous hemorrhage is from a posterior vitreous detachment (with or without a retinal tear or detachment), it can occur with flashing lights. ...Read more

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What are causes of a vitreous humour hemorrhage?

What are causes of a vitreous humour hemorrhage?

Diabetes : There are many causes of vitreous hemorrhages. Common causes include diabetes, vitreous separation , coughing. It can be from very serious eye conditions such as retinal detachments, vascular anomalies. ...Read more

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How do they diagnose vitreous hemorrhage ?

How do they diagnose vitreous hemorrhage ?

See an eye doctor: A dilated examination with an ophthalmoscope by an eye doctor is how this is daignosed. ...Read more

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How long does it take a vitreous hemorrhage to reabsorb?

Depends: If the bleeding has stopped, and the rest of the circulation is normal, resorption can be fairly rapid - usually weeks. But if the hemorrhage is extensive, and the blood has clotted, the time will be more lengthy. If more than several months,, and the vision is affected, a procedure termed vitrectomy might be recommended. ...Read more

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Would my vitreous hemorrhage go away if i left it for a while?

Usually: The eye will mostly clear out hemorrhage in the back of the eye over a somewhat slow time. The source of the bleeding might need treatment, especially if it is related to diabetes. If the hemorrhage persists for months, and seems not to change, then a retinal surgeon should be seen for possible surgical removal. ...Read more

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My bf had a vitreous hemorrhage. What to do so he can regain his vision?

Depends: Ask your retina specialist. Mild ones can dissolve away on their own. Others require vitrectomy to remove, especially if there is underlying pathology such as retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, etc. At the very least you should avoid strenuous physical activity and blood thinners (aspirin, nsaids, high dose vitamin e, fish oils, etc.). ...Read more

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