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Can you actually see the blood when you look in the mirrow, or is it internal bleeding at the retina level??
Its internal like floaters except is blood.
OK..thanks for that extra information. If your objective is to stop the bleeding, and the bleeding blood vessels can be viewed by your doctor, it's possible that laser or cauderey can control the bleeding. Have you been seen by a sub-specialist in retina?
I don't know what kind of specialist he was.
You need to be under the care of a retina specialist. They have extra training to handle your type of condition. Would you like me to try to find someone like that for you in your area?
ok...give me the large town near you and I will look up a specialist for you.
Willmar or St.cloud Minnesota
Give me a couple of minutes to get this.
This group in Minneapolis looks very good. Best wishes...
What would happen if I did nothing about the bleeding? What would be the long term effects if any
Thank you for the follow-up question. Your risks of a significant complication would seem to be small. Vitreous hemorrhages( bleeding from your retinal scar into the jell of your eye), as your are having, based on what you have posted, are usually self-limiting and can resolve over time. Retina surgeons will operate to remove visually significant hemorrages, but since your vision has been limited in that eye since you were a child, there would not be an indication for surgery under these conditions. Your best bet is to have an established relationship with a Vitrio-retinal specialist, in case something else comes up in the future. Does that make sense?
Yes it does. Thank you very much
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