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Opthalmologist's findings, blood behind the eye ball causing

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opthalmologist's findings, blood behind the eye ball causing blurred vision sporadically, now becoming more frequent
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.

Please allow me to ask you a few questions so I can better understand the situation.

1. What signs or symptoms did you have that led to this diagnosis of blood behind the eyeball?

2. Has there been any trauma or surgery to the eye?

3. Do you take blood thinners such as coumadin/warfarin, ibuprofen, aspirin, vitamin E, garlic, ginseng, ginko biloba?

4. Overall, how is the vision (good, poor, in between)?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Signs that led to a visit to the opthalmologist were blurry or cloudy vision. There has been no trauma or surgery to this eye. She did have the same symptoms to the other eye and was treated with laser sessions. (ultimately, one of the physicians gave her a shot in the eyeball to relax the vision while he would administer the laser, and he put the shot in her pupil, thus she is blind in that eye). She did coumadin post abdominal bypass surgery. The vision is poor, blurry and cloudy.
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.
Does she have diabetes or did she have a stroke in the eye?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
she does not have diabetes nor did se have a stroke in the eye. The opthalmologist checked the pressure and both eyes' pressure was normal. She does take drops in her blind eye.
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.
To have bleeding in the back of the eye without having problems in the retina from diabetes is uncommon. Most often this is due to a burst blood vessel either associated with a micro-aneurysm or a blood vessel that burst associated with a separation of the jelly from the back of the eye where it is attached to the retina. Other causes can include a stroke in the eye, which while the blood is obscuring a view of the retina can go undiagnosed until the blood clears. Lastly, uncommonly these hemorrhages can occur for reasons we do not know of or understand.
Once the blood clears more a more specific diagnosis is likely to be made. Persons who get these on a recurrent basis need to be worked up for bleeding problems if they are not taking anything that thins the blood (such as aspirin, ibuprofen and similar NSAIDS, vitamin E, garlic, ginseng and or ginkgo biloba. Does that help address your concerns?
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Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.
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