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August 1977

Resolution of Preretinal Hemorrhage

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Northfield, Minn

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(8):1466-1467. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450080176024

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A 29-year-old man complained of poor vision in the left eye immediately after an episode of vomiting. Prior to this there had been no ophthalmological or medical problems. Results of examination of both eyes were normal, except for a preretinal hemorrhage of the left eye (Fig 1). The visual acuity was finger counting at 1 m.

After two months, one half of the preretinal hemorrhage remained (Fig 2). The visual acuity was 20/80. Five months later, there was nearly complete resolution of the preretinal hemorrhage (Fig 3). The visual acuity was now 20/20. After a seven-month interval, the retinal architecture in the macular region was nearly normal (Fig 4), and the visual acuity had returned to 20/15.

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