Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage

Ophthalmologica. 2023;246(5-6):255-277. doi: 10.1159/000533937. Epub 2023 Sep 2.


Suprachoroidal hemorrhage (SCH) refers to the accumulation of blood in the suprachoroidal space, a relatively uncommon but significant complication that can occur spontaneously, during ophthalmic surgery, or as a consequence of ocular trauma. If left undiagnosed and untreated, SCH can lead to severe vision loss or even blindness. Therefore, it is crucial for ophthalmologists to have a thorough understanding of this complication, taking proactive measures to prevent it during surgery and being knowledgeable about effective management strategies for patients with SCH. This review article aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of SCH, covering its risk factors, diagnostic approaches, and the best practices for its management. By enhancing awareness and knowledge in this area, we can improve patient outcomes and minimize the impact of SCH in ophthalmic practice.

Keywords: Choroidal hemorrhage; Drainage sclerotomy; Expulsive hemorrhage; Hemorrhagic choroidal detachment; Suprachoroidal hemorrhage.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Choroid Hemorrhage* / diagnosis
  • Choroid Hemorrhage* / etiology
  • Choroid Hemorrhage* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Ophthalmology*
  • Risk Factors
  • Visual Acuity
  • Vitrectomy / adverse effects