Retinal hemorrhage

Background

  • Due to retinal capillary rupture, can be due to acute or chronic processes

Causes

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Clinical Features

Roth spots due to retinal vein occlusion
  • Roth Spots: retinal hemorrhages with white center, seen on fundoscopy
  • May be asymptomatic, or cause visual loss

Differential Diagnosis

Acute Vision Loss (Noninflamed)

Emergent Diagnosis

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References

  1. Ehlers JP, Shah CP. Wills Eye Manual, The: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.
  2. Ling R, James B. White-centred retinal haemorrhages (Roth spots).Postgrad Med J. 1998 Oct;74(876):581-2.