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I'm assuming the bleeding is in the retina. Is that correct?
Hello, can you advise me as to the possible cause of recent bleeding behind the eye?
It is behind the eye itself.
Is it on the whites of the eyes?
No, not visible to the naked eye.
How is the optician able to see it?
I'm not sure. It must be behind the retina? She was unclear about this.
Ok. Most likely in or behind the retina.
The most common cause of retinal hemorrhages is diabetes and hypertension.
Sometimes the wet form of macular degeneration can have bleeding as well, but usually this is associated with significant vision loss.
The blepharospasm and history of retinal detachment is unrelated.
There has been no significant loss of vision.
Most likely diabetes or hypertension.
With the history of retinal detachment, I recommend she return to her retina specialist for a re-evaluation.
She is seeing her eye specialist tomorrow. If this relates to hypertension, what is the likely form of treatment?
With no vision loss, no vision loss is needed.
With no vision loss, no treatment is needed.
What if it's diabetes related?
Similar in that if there is no vision loss, then no treatment needed.
It's important to treat the underlying problem (diabetes or hyptension).
For bad bleeding from diabetes, then lasers are an option.
From what you have described it doesn't appear that bad.
Do you have any other questions?
She has also recently had treatment for actinic keratoses - this would not be related in any way?
Actinic keratosis is a skin condition. Would not relate to the retina.
Ok, many thanks for your help. No more questions.
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