The significance of intraocular hemorrhages due to subarachnoid hemorrhage

Ann Ophthalmol. 1977 Nov;9(11):1403-5.


A retrospective study of 320 patients with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage revealed a 20.8% incidence of intraocular hemorrhages. While diagnostically helpful, intraocular hemorrhages also were prognostically significant. The overall patient mortality was 31.6%. In those with intraocular hemorrhages the mortality was 53.6% compared to 19.7% in those without intraocular hemorrhages. Fifty-eight percent with bilateral intraocular hemorrhages died versus 48% with unilateral hemorrhages. Vitreous hemorrhage, though infrequent, may be a major complication in survivors of subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Humans
  • Prognosis
  • Retinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Retinal Hemorrhage / mortality
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / complications*
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / mortality
  • Vitreous Body