Bleeding into the vitreous body causes severe vision loss. Since the examination of the retina is made impossible by the bleeding, it is often difficult to judge what is causing the bleeding. The most common causes are diabetes, vascular occlusion or a retinal tear/retinal detachment. In the University Clinic of Ophthalmology, the most modern examination methods (ultrasound) are available to examine vitreous hemorrhages. As a rule, clarity must be achieved by suction of the vitreous hemorrhage (vitrectomy) in order to avoid possible retinal damage and to treat the cause of the bleeding. Due to the complexity of the procedure and to monitor possible complications, the procedure is performed as an in-patient procedure.
With specialized and internationally trained retinal surgeons, the University Clinic for Ophthalmology has state-of-the-art equipment for the optimal treatment of vitreous hemorrhages.