Management of Postvitrectomy Diabetic Vitreous Hemorrhage

  • George W. Blankenship
Conference paper
Part of the FIDIA Research Series book series (FIDIA, volume 2)

Abstract

Following diabetic vitrectomy the vitreous cavity can become hazy and opaque with blood. The postvitrectomy vitreous cavity blood can originate from dispersion of residual previtrectomy blood released by the peripheral formed vitreous skirt, or from additional bleeding following vitrectomy from various sources such as residual fundus neovascularization, pars plana entry sites, and iris neovascularization. In most cases an obvious source of this blood cannot be identified.

Keywords

Retinal Detachment Vitreous Hemorrhage Vitreous Cavity Exchange Procedure Indirect Ophthalmoscopy 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • George W. Blankenship
    • 1
  1. 1.The Bascom Palmer Eye InstituteUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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