Subconjunctival Hemorrhage; “Complication” of Vitrectomy?

Subconjunctival hemorrhage looks frightening but is really quite benign. It doesn't even hurt. Randall Wong, M.D., Retina Specialist, Fairfax, VA 22030

A subconjunctival hemorrhage is quite frightening, but when following vitrectomy, it is quite benign. Similar to a Bruise A bruise of your skin and a subconjunctival hemorrhage are the same thing.  In both cases, blood is trapped beneath tissue.  The difference is that with the eye hemorrhage, the blood is trapped underneath very thin transparent tissue. Hence, the … [Read more...]

Retina Surgery is “Same Day” Surgery

Retinal eye surgery, either vitrectomy or scleral buckle, is usually performed while the patient is awake and as an outpatient, allowing you to go home the "same day."  Usually, there is absolutely no pain with retina surgery and recovery takes place in the comfort of your own home. In most cases, operations are performed under "local sedation."  This term varies, … [Read more...]

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