Research Article
Volume 13 Issue 1 - 2022
Ultrasound Findings in Vitreous Hemorrhage
Camilo Eduardo Martínez1, Ramiro Prada2, Sara Margarita Pérez1* and Valentina Cardenas1
1Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá, Colombia
2Clínica de Ojos Bogotá, Colombia
*Corresponding Author: Sara Margarita Pérez, Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá, Colombia.
Received: October 28, 2021; Published: December 30, 2021


Background: Vitreous hemorrhage is a frequent cause of consultation in ophthalmic emergencies. The appropriate approach to patients, considering their antecedents and comorbidities added to the performance of ocular ultrasound, are the fundamental pillars in the search for the cause.

Objective: To characterize the clinical and ultrasound findings of patients which assist the ophthalmological emergency service with vitreous hemorrhage.  as well as analyzing the comorbidities and severity in each patient.

Study design: Observational retrospective descriptive study.

Method: A retrospective review of medical records was carried out from March 2019 to March 2020, of 91 patients attended in the ophthalmological emergency service of the San Ignacio University Hospital, with a diagnosis of vitreous hemorrhage and who underwent ocular ultrasound.

Results: The presence of vitreous hemorrhage was more frequent in men than women, the average age in the analyzed population was 56 years. Nontraumatic vitreous hemorrhage occurred in 83.5% of patients. The most frequent ultrasound findings in nontraumatic vitreous hemorrhage was retinal tear (42.3%).

Conclusion: Ocular ultrasound is a useful tool in the ophthalmology emergency department in patients with vitreous hemorrhage identifying entities that in most cases require early intervention.

Keywords: Vitreous Hemorrhage; Ocular Ultrasound; Retinal Detachment; Posterior Vitreous Detachment; Retina


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Citation: Sara Margarita Pérez., et al. “Ultrasound Findings in Vitreous Hemorrhage”. EC Ophthalmology 13.1 (2022): 31-35.

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