The posterior uveal bleeding syndrome

Retina. 1990;10(1):9-17.


Eight patients were observed who suffered varying degrees of visual loss secondary to multiple recurrent hemorrhages or serous fluid beneath the retinal pigment epithelium and neurosensory retina in the posterior fundus. Vitreous hemorrhage occurred in two patients. In all patients, hemorrhages or exudates were associated with orange subretinal lesions of which the clinical and fluorescein angiographic appearances were not previously familiar to the authors. Six of the eight patients were female, and all but one was black. Ages ranged from 40 to 79 years (median, 57 years). Final visual acuities ranged from 20/40 to hand motions. The term "posterior uveal bleeding syndrome" is proposed to describe these findings.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Blindness / etiology
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fundus Oculi
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pigment Epithelium of Eye / pathology
  • Recurrence
  • Retina / pathology
  • Retinal Hemorrhage / complications
  • Retinal Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Syndrome
  • Uveal Diseases / complications
  • Uveal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Uveal Diseases / pathology
  • Visual Acuity
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage / complications
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage / diagnosis