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Doctor insights on: What Causes Retinal Hemorrhage

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What are retinal hemorrhage symptoms and can taking too much biotin cause this?

What are retinal hemorrhage symptoms and can taking too much biotin cause this?

No. Loss of vision.: Retinal hemorrhage causes blurry vision and blindness. It can be sudden. It can be a result of trauma but it can't be caused biotin. ...Read more

Bleeding In The Back Of The Eye (Definition)

Of the eye can refer to either a retinal hemorrhage, vitreous hemorrhage or a retrobulbar hemorrhage. The first 2 located inside the eye and toward the posterior of the eye while the last refers to a bleed ...Read more


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Causes of retinal hemorrhage related to chronic illness?

Causes of retinal hemorrhage related to chronic illness?

Clot problems: Chronic illness that affects the clotting process can lead to increased retinal bleeding. Diabetes frequently causes retinal bleeding of several types. Retinal bleeding is seen in uncontrolled hypertension and some autoimmune diseases. It also can occur in vascular disease such as retinal strokes, and sickle cell anemia and also hematologic malignancies like leukemia. ...Read more

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Can taking vitamin E cause retinal hemorrhage after vitrectomy (1weekpostop)? The eye vitamin that I want to take has 400 iu and a DV 1667% 2 caps/day

Can taking vitamin E cause retinal hemorrhage after vitrectomy (1weekpostop)? The eye vitamin that I want to take has 400 iu and a DV 1667% 2 caps/day

Extremely low risk: Talk to your vitreo-retinal surgeon to be safe, as the surgeon will know if there was anything usually concerning regarding postoperative bleeding risk. If your diet is normal & healthy, you won't get deficient in vitamin E anyway. The highest safe level of intake from supplements for adults is 1, 500 IU/day for natural forms of vitamin E and 1, 100 IU/day for synthetic forms. ...Read more

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What's a retinal hemorrhage?

What's a retinal hemorrhage?

Bleeding in retina: The retina, the seeing film at the back of the eye, is richly vascularized and vessels can bleed from a variety of conditions. This is termed retinal hemorrhage. It is seen in patients with trauma, diabetes, macular degeneration, sickle cell anemia, leukemia, aplastic anemia, blood clotting abnormalities and a host of rare conditions as well. ...Read more

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What is a retinal hemorrhage?

What is a retinal hemorrhage?

Retinal hemorrhage: Retinal hemorrhages can occur in any of its layers: causes: diabetes, hypertension, macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusion are most common. Vision loss is a not a typical complain at first-depends on the cause. There is no treatment recommended. Referral to the patient`s primary care doctor is recommended to rule out systemic disease. Retinal specialist or a good eye md to treat. ...Read more

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Can a child suffer from retinal hemorrhage from falling off a couch onto a hard wooden floor?

Can a child suffer from retinal hemorrhage from falling off a couch onto a hard wooden floor?

Possible: But depends on severity (height of fall, age of patient) and any retinal or brain hemorrhages in a child not consistent with the story = non-accidental trauma or "shaken baby". ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a child can suffer from retinal hemorrhage from falling off a couch onto a hard wooden floor?

Can you tell me if a child can suffer from retinal hemorrhage from falling off a couch onto a hard wooden floor?

Not usually: I'm not going to say this could never happen, as it is a possibility in people who are prone to retinal tears/detachments like with Still's disease. But for a normal child this distance fall is extremely unlikely to do anything more than a big bump and bruise superficially, and possibly a tiny headache for a few hours. ...Read more

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Could I have a retinal hemorrhage from altitude?

Could I have a retinal hemorrhage from altitude?

Yes: This is a well described cause of edema and bleeding of the retina when you climb higher than your acclimation. The use of acetazolamide can help but a common associated condition is fluid in the lung which basically halts further climbing and brain fog with confusion and disorientation. ...Read more

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Can a child suffer from retinal hemorrhage from falling off the sofa?

Can a child suffer from retinal hemorrhage from falling off the sofa?

NO: Retinal hemmorhage requires high velocity back-and-forth motion. Simple impact, especially from the low height of a typical couch cushion to the floor wouldn't do it. There is an extensive scientific literature about this and some controversy about alternative explanations for the bleeding, all too detailed to summarize here. ...Read more

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Can I have a retinal hemorrhage from high altitude?

Can I have a retinal hemorrhage from high altitude?

Yes, however:: At altitude above 4300 meters, there are certainly reports of retinal hemorrhage but it can be difficult to exclude other causes.High altitude retinopathy (harh) is seen in up to 29% of everest climbers above 5300 meters. There seems to be an association with altitude sickness raising questions whether slow ascent ; other factors may reduce risk for bleeding in the small vessels of the eye. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a retinal hemorrhage from high altitude?

It's possible...: ... But other causes should be ruled out. Retinal hemorrhages are more often caused by uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, as well as occasional association with bad floaters. The decreased pressure from high altitude has been known to rupture small blood vessels on the white of the eye as well. Have your eye doctor examine you carefully. ...Read more

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How long does retinal hemorrhage associated with shaken baby syndrome last?

How long does retinal hemorrhage associated with shaken baby syndrome last?

Retinal hemmorhage t: There is no easy answer. Much depends on other parts of the eye in terms of unseen hidden damage in layers that delay absorption. ...Read more

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Can a baby have a small retinal hemorrhage and small bleed in the frontal lobe if the point of impact after fall from couch was the eyes and forehead?

Can a baby have a small retinal hemorrhage and small bleed in the frontal lobe if the point of impact after fall from couch was the eyes and forehead?

Yes: A baby might get both a ret hemm a small red mark will go away, if there is a frontal lobe bleed there will be symptoms, in fact anywhere can be a bleed that's why u call a dr and they will tell u what to look for ie vomiting irritability lethargy etc in my practice I am amazed at se falls that babies take and are fine, that fontanelle sure helps them but any fall u think is bad just call ur dr. ...Read more

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New eye dr diagnosed among other things, dot retinal hemorrhage-says need to control my diabetes. I don't have diabetes-last A1c 5.7;fbs87-other causes?

New eye dr diagnosed among other things, dot retinal hemorrhage-says need to control my diabetes. I don't have diabetes-last A1c 5.7;fbs87-other causes?

Diabetes: If you do not have diabetes you MUST remind your eye doctor that there is no need to control diabetes - it is still well controlled.
For completeness I think it would be a good idea to discuss this with your Primary doctor.
If you don't have diabetes please have your Primary doctor tell this to the eye doctor.
Hope all goes well - no apparent reason it shouln't. ...Read more

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What are ways you can treat retinal hemorrhage without laser surgery?

What are ways you can treat retinal hemorrhage without laser surgery?

See below: A retinal hemorrhage may or may not need to be treated depending on the cause and severity and location. I need more specific information to answer this question. ...Read more

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Help doctors! What're ways I can treat retinal hemorrhage without laser surgery?

Help doctors! What're ways I can treat retinal hemorrhage without laser surgery?

Too complex: This is way too complex for a simple internet explanation. Discuss the options with the ophthalmologist who is managing this problem. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for a small hemorrhage in the retina to be reabsorbed?

How long does it take for a small hemorrhage in the retina to be reabsorbed?

Retinal heme: That depends entirely on the nature of the hem. If an ongoing source of bleeding (micoameurysm or neovasc) it could not resolve or worsen. If it is a small incidental hemorrhage it could resolve in weeks. Consult a retinal specialist for hemorrhage in the retina as some can be signs of serious vision threatening pathology ...Read more

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What does retinal hemorrhaging look like?

What does retinal hemorrhaging look like?

Red spots: Retinal hemorrhages can manifest in different shapes and sizes. They can vary from focal dots to larger flame shaped patterns. The pattern of hemorrhage can indicate the level of the retina involved and even suggest the cause (i.e., diabetic retinopathy). ...Read more

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Vitreous hemorrhage, no vision, some light & movement. Dr said no retinal damage, wait a week & then possible vitrectomy. Is this a normal plan?

Vitreous hemorrhage: Without retinal detachment confirmed my b-scan ultrasonography, can be monitored and re-evaluated after a few days or weeks depending upon risk factors and the remainder of your exam. Sleep with the head I the bed inclined, refrain from lifting heavy objects and refrain from bending over. ...Read more

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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

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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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more