Spontaneous Vitreous Hemorrhage in Children – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To determine the clinical profile, causes, and outcomes of “spontaneous” vitreous hemorrhage in children (<18 years).Design: Retrospective computer-assisted chart review.Methods: Charts of 124 eyes of 76 children who presented with nontraumatic, nonsurgical vitreous hemorrhage between 2002 and 2012 were reviewed. All children underwent an appropriate ocular and systemic examination. Data collected included demographics, visual acuity, cause of “spontaneous” vitreous hemorrhage, ocular and systemic findings at presentation and at last follow-up, investigations, management details, and visual outcomes.Results: The median age was 153.45 ± 56.19 months. There were 39 female and 37 male patients. Forty-eight patients had bilateral vitreous hemorrhage. The most (Read more...)

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