• What is the protocol for treatment of an eye hemorrhage (bleeding) in a 62-year-old diabetic?


    Question:

    What is the protocol for treatment of an eye hemorrhage (bleeding) in a 62-year-old diabetic? 


    Answer:

    It depends on the type of eye hemorrhage, the specific location of the hemorrhage in the eye, the severity of visual loss and the status of the retina as well as the status of the other eye. Some hemorrhages can be watched to see if the blood will clear without treatment. Other hemorrhages will require urgent surgery. Bleeding in the eye is a potentially blinding problem that requires urgent evaluation by an ophthalmologist.


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