In diabetic retionopathy, when vitreous haemorrhage occurs, should a vitrectomy be done or are there other treatments?

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.
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.
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.

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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...
Vitreous hemorrhage. Can take weeks or months to resolve. Depending on the cause, your ophthalmologist may want to remove the blood with a vitrectomy to make sure there is no damage to the underlying retina. You may not need the surgery really quickly, again depending on the cause of the bleeding. Make sure the surgery is performed by a retinal specialist with training in this procedure. Read more...
Yes. Vitreous hemorrhage without retinal damage can be observed as it may improve on its own. Waiting a week is usually a safe plan and allows you the possibility to avoid surgery. Read more...

I am 30 years old with sickle cell retinopathy. Would saptamrita lauha be effective in clearing my vitreous hemorrhage. A indian herbal treatment.

Not known! In saptamrita lauha as in many other herbal supplements, there are not enough research available to confirm or refute its effectiveness. In uncommon diseases such as sickle cell retinopathy- related vitreous hemorrhage, conducting such a research is difficult to conduct. Read more...
Adjunct only. You would be making a terrible mistake to rely only on a "traditional herb" for such a serious illness. Start with evidence-based treatment that is your right in the 21st century. Read more...