Our retina specialists are board certified in ophthalmology, have completed a retina disease fellowship and have performed thousands of retina procedures. Our doctors and their staff share a common mission to provide the most up-to-date medical care in an environment that is compassionate and patient-centered.
Most of the eye's interior is filled with vitreous, a gel-like substance that helps the eye maintain a round shape. There are millions of fine fibers intertwined within the vitreous that are attached to the surface of the retina, the eye's light-sensitive tissue. A hemorrhage occurs when there is bleeding from a blood vessel from disease, weakness or injury.
Vitreous hemorrhage fall into three main categories:
- abnormal vessels that are prone to bleeding
- normal vessels that rupture under stress
- extension of blood from a source near the eye