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.