• How can I ensure blood is reabsorbed after a hemorrhage?


    Question:

    I’m 72 and had a hemorrhage (bleeding) behind my macula, which caused a blind spot in my eye. How can I make the blood reabsorb back into my system so that I can retain some of my vision? I cannot read due to the blind spot. I am doing the injections into my eye now but wonder if healing to regain reading vision is possible.


    Answer:

    The best treatment for reabsorbing the blood and returning to reading vision will be injections of anti-VEGF drugs. There are no other treatments that have demonstrated significant benefit. Unfortunately, while this treatment is highly effective at preventing further vision loss, there are a limited percentage of patients that regain reading vision.


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