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How dangerous is a burst vessel in the macula?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Usually is

The blood vessels in this area supply a critical, fine detailed part of vision.
Bleeding can block this and can also disturb the vision by getting in the way of the light receptors. A burst vessel might also be a clue to the existence of other conditions such as diabetes, macular degeneration, leukemia, anemia and others. It should always be investigated by your ophthalmologist.

In brief: Usually is

The blood vessels in this area supply a critical, fine detailed part of vision.
Bleeding can block this and can also disturb the vision by getting in the way of the light receptors. A burst vessel might also be a clue to the existence of other conditions such as diabetes, macular degeneration, leukemia, anemia and others. It should always be investigated by your ophthalmologist.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Could be bad

This wouldn't be good for vision.
Vessels don't often burst in the macula, but if they did the blood could damage the delicate photoreceptors and can vision loss. We most often see bleeding in the retina in diabetes or uncontrolled hypertension and in people with very poor blood flow to the eye from carotid stenosis. You can also see it in trauma, including crush trauma to the torso.

In brief: Could be bad

This wouldn't be good for vision.
Vessels don't often burst in the macula, but if they did the blood could damage the delicate photoreceptors and can vision loss. We most often see bleeding in the retina in diabetes or uncontrolled hypertension and in people with very poor blood flow to the eye from carotid stenosis. You can also see it in trauma, including crush trauma to the torso.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Dr. Matheson Harris
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