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In diabetic retionopathy, when vitreous haemorrhage occurs, should a vitrectomy be done or are there other treatments?
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: How Long?
The key questions are how long have you had it? Is it recurrent? Have you had a complete prp laser? If you have a bleed and it clears in a few days, enough fo a complete laser to be placed in the office, then a vitrectomy may be avoided.
Anti-vegf treatment may also buy some time. If the hemorrhage is non clearing after about 4 weeks or is recurrent, then vitrectomy may be a good option.

In brief: How Long?
The key questions are how long have you had it? Is it recurrent? Have you had a complete prp laser? If you have a bleed and it clears in a few days, enough fo a complete laser to be placed in the office, then a vitrectomy may be avoided.
Anti-vegf treatment may also buy some time. If the hemorrhage is non clearing after about 4 weeks or is recurrent, then vitrectomy may be a good option.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Bleeding int the eye (vitreous hemorrhage) secondary to diabetic retinopathy occurs in the presence of 'proliferative diabetic retinopathy' - the mainstay of treatment is laser photocoagulation to the retina and vitrectomy when severe or non-clearing.
In the last few years, injection of anti-angionec medicines into the eye can forestall or prevent vitrectomy in certain situations.

In brief: Depends
Bleeding int the eye (vitreous hemorrhage) secondary to diabetic retinopathy occurs in the presence of 'proliferative diabetic retinopathy' - the mainstay of treatment is laser photocoagulation to the retina and vitrectomy when severe or non-clearing.
In the last few years, injection of anti-angionec medicines into the eye can forestall or prevent vitrectomy in certain situations.
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: See below
Vitrectomy is warranted if the vitreous hemorrhage takes too long to clear on its own, if there is an underlying retinal detachment that threatens central vision, or if eye pressure is too high.
Sometimes injections of medicine into the eye (anti-vegf) can be tried in select cases first. Ask your retina specialist.

In brief: See below
Vitrectomy is warranted if the vitreous hemorrhage takes too long to clear on its own, if there is an underlying retinal detachment that threatens central vision, or if eye pressure is too high.
Sometimes injections of medicine into the eye (anti-vegf) can be tried in select cases first. Ask your retina specialist.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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