Vitreous Hemorrhage Case Report

J Educ Teach Emerg Med. 2022 Jul 15;7(3):V20-V22. doi: 10.21980/J88D3B. eCollection 2022 Jul.


Ocular issues are a common reason to present to the emergency department (ED). This case discusses a patient who presented to the ED with unilateral atraumatic partial vision loss. The patient underwent a point of care ultrasound that was concerning for a vitreous hemorrhage. Although vitreous hemorrhages require urgent, rather than emergent evaluation, it is important to differentiate this diagnosis from vitreous and retinal detachment.

Topics: Vitreous hemorrhage, eye complaint, point of care ultrasound, POCUS.