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Retinal Hemorrhage

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Retinal hemorrhage is bleeding from the blood vessels in the retina, inside your eye. Your retina is the thin layer that lines the back of your eye.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Follow up with an ophthalmologist as directed:

Your eyes need to be checked again to make sure the bleeding has stopped. You will also be checked for other problems that can develop after a retinal hemorrhage. It is important to have your eyes checked every year after a retinal hemorrhage. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Contact your healthcare provider or ophthalmologist if:

  • Your vision does not improve.
  • You develop new vision problems, such as a lazy eye, or blind spots.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Return to the emergency department if:

  • You cannot see, or your vision is greatly reduced.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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