Retinal haemorrhage - Eye injuries

What is a retinal haemorrhage?

A retinal haemorrhage occurs when the blood vessels around the retina become damaged or ruptured.

Causes of a retinal haemorrhage

Common causes of retinal haemorrhages include trauma and impact to the eye and high blood pressure.

Symptoms of a retinal haemorrhage

Symptoms of retinal haemorrhages include blurred vision, loss of vision and blind spots. In some cases blisters may form on the retina.

Treatment for a retinal haemorrhage

Laser treatment is often considered the most effective treatment for retinal haemorrhages. Increasing the intake of vitamins and nutrients can also aid recovery and act as a preventive measure in the future.

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