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Submacular Hemorrhage

Submacular hemorrhage

This patient has developed bleeding in the macula. The cause of the bleeding is choroidal neovascularization, that is, a net of new blood vessels that have burrowed from the choroid under the retina.

The gray portion lies under the retinal pigment epithelium. Surrounding the gray hemorrhage is a ring of red blood that has escaped into the retina. This patient has age-related macular degeneration, the commonest cause of choroidal neovascularization and submacular hemorrhage.

To learn more about retinal hemorrhages and their causes, check out Retinal Hemorrhages.

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