Vitreous hemorrhage in the newborn, first described by Schleich1 in 1890, is a rare occurrence. The differential
diagnoses include birth trauma, Terson syndrome, disseminated intravascular
coagulation, galactosemia,2 and retinopathy
of prematurity. Nonaccidental trauma, such as shaken baby syndrome, is a diagnosis
of exclusion, which must be considered in all cases.
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