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Can extreme straining or vomiting cause vitreous hemorrhage of eye and floaters?
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes vitreous hemorrhage can be caused by excessive straining.
This is not common but is possible.

In brief: Yes
Yes vitreous hemorrhage can be caused by excessive straining.
This is not common but is possible.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
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