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Retinal Hemorrhage


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.


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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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