Vitreous hemorrhage absorption?



Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/30/2011 - 05:15
United States
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
Do you use any eye drops?
Do you use any eye drops?





I'm 21 years old, and eight months ago I got grazed in the eye with a clump of dirt. The result was a dense floater in the right corner of my right eye. I went to the doctor and he diagnosed it as blood, and told me to come back a week later so the blood could resolve a little and he could check my retina.

A week later I went back, everything was fine. I wasn't told much information about vitreous hemorrhages, except for what I've read on the internet. Over the months, the hemorrhage has greatly lightened and dispersed.

I can live with it, but to me just the thought of having it is still bothering me, and I still notice it dart across my vision when looking at a clear blue sky.

Are the remnants of the blood in my eye ever going to fully dissipate, or am I stuck with this for life? A vitrectomy is not an option for me because the consequences outweigh the benefits.





Thanks for your Question
Eye floaters due to vitreous hemorrhage in a healthy young patients completely disappear gradually within one or two years. I have many patients who had vitreous hemorrhage after trauma to the eyes. Most of them had complete disappearance of the floaters within a year.

Sometimes with trauma and vitreous hemorrhage, the vitreous body liquefied and loss its consistency as a gel and in this case eye floaters can be permanent and there is no harm of that because most of healthy adults above 45 years has some sort of vitreous liquefaction.

As you said, vitrecotmy is not an option for the treatment of eye floaters due to an old vitreous hemorrhage.