How long does it take a vitreous hemorrhage to reabsorb?

Depends. If the bleeding has stopped, and the rest of the circulation is normal, resorption can be fairly rapid - usually weeks. But if the hemorrhage is extensive, and the blood has clotted, the time will be more lengthy. If more than several months,, and the vision is affected, a procedure termed vitrectomy might be recommended.
It depends... Most of the time the hemorrhages resolve in days to weeks. It can take longer and at times may require surgery to remove. It is something that needs to be followed by an ophthalmologist.

Related Questions

How long should I wait to have a baby after a vitrectomy for vitreous hemorrhage? Should I have concerns? Risks? Sickle cell retinopathy hgb-SC.

See MFM. Yes you should have concerns - not so much about the vitrectomy, but about the fact you have sickle cell SC and desire pregnancy. You are an excellent candidate for pre-conception counseling with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. This person can not only answer your specific question regarding your eye surgery, but optimize your body status before you conceive to reduce risk to you and baby! Read more...

How do they diagnose vitreous hemorrhage?

Clinical examination. The doctor examines the vitreous and retina to look for bleeding to diagnose a vitreous hemorrhage. The doctor then has to determine the cause of the hemorrhage. Read more...
See an eye doctor. A dilated examination with an ophthalmoscope by an eye doctor is how this is daignosed. Read more...
Observation. Vitreous hemorrhage, which is blood dispersed in the vitreous from a leaking, usually retinal vessel, is obvious to the patient as it causes a blockage of vision. The ophthalmologist will observe the blood in the vitreous on a dilated examination.. If the patient has underlying disease which could cause it such as diabetes, leukemia, or blood clotting abnormalities, that might be a clue. Read more...

Would my vitreous hemorrhage go away if I left it for a while?

Usually. The eye will mostly clear out hemorrhage in the back of the eye over a somewhat slow time. The source of the bleeding might need treatment, especially if it is related to diabetes. If the hemorrhage persists for months, and seems not to change, then a retinal surgeon should be seen for possible surgical removal. Read more...

My bf had a vitreous hemorrhage. What to do so he can regain his vision?

VITREOUS HEMORRHAGE. It is difficult to tell you what you can do without knowing what if any treatment he received and whether there is retinal detachment etc i suggest he should see an opthalmologist who specialises in this condition, you can see any opthalmologist and get o proper referal if not done do it asap, before it is too late. Read more...
Depends. Ask your retina specialist. Mild ones can dissolve away on their own. Others require vitrectomy to remove, especially if there is underlying pathology such as retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, etc. At the very least you should avoid strenuous physical activity and blood thinners (aspirin, nsaids, high dose vitamin e, fish oils, etc.). Read more...

Will my vitreous hemorrhage go away without any aftereffects?

VITREOUS HEMORRHAGE. Yes it can be successfully treated by your opthalmologist with help from retina specialist, but will need long term follow up.They need to find out the source of hemorrhage, to see if there is any retinal tear or retinal detachment, and after successful treatment you need regular follow ups. Discuss your case with your opthalmologist, and ask all the questions and other coexisting conditions by yourmd. Read more...
See a retina special. It depends on the cause of the vitreous hemorrhage. The specific cause such as retinal tear, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, etc. Needs to be addressed. If the source of the vitreous hemorrhage is just a posterior vitreous detachment, then this likely will improve over a few weeks you must see a retina specialist. Read more...

Can a vitreous hemorrhage cause flashes with or without retinal tear?

Yes depends. Yes this is possible especially if the vitreous hemorrhage is caused from a vitreous detachement which is different from a retinal detachment. Patients with a vitreous hemorrhage from a vitreous detachment should be watched to ensure they do not develop retinal detachment. Read more...
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...