OCT 31, 2017
Posterior Segment Trauma, Retina/Vitreous, Vitreoretinal Surgery
Dr. Jayanth Sridhar manages a dense vitreous hemorrhage in a 35-year-old patient who had recently sustained a stab wound to the left eye. Three weeks after undergoing repair of a posterior rupture, the patient presented with a dislocated crystalline lens and persistent vitreous hemorrhage. After removal of the lens, an incision into the dense hemorrhage revealed a brownish tissue below. Rather than the retinal tissue the surgeons expected, this tissue was actually a second layer of hemorrhage. Though all layers of gel and hemorrhage anterior to the retina were removed, the macula-involved rupture lead to permanent visual impairment.
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