2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
12 Retina and Vitreous
Part II: Disorders of the Retina and Vitreous
Chapter 18: Posterior Segment Manifestations of Trauma
Blunt Trauma Without Break in Eye Wall
Vitreous hemorrhage is a common sequela of ocular trauma. Because a hemorrhage that is loculated at presentation can later become diffuse, a determination of the cause of the hemorrhage should always be undertaken as soon as possible. Bed rest with elevation of the head may enable the hemorrhage to settle sufficiently to allow for a more detailed ophthalmoscopic examination. If vitreous hemorrhage obscures the view of the posterior segment, B-scan or radiologic ocular imaging should be considered.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.