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Ocular Hemorrhage

Alison Clode, DVM, DACVO, Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Ophthalmology

|October 2021|Peer Reviewed

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TREATMENT OPTIONS

Anterior segment hemorrhage

  • Topical anti-inflammatories (eg, NSAIDs, corticosteroids) to minimize inflammation
  • Topical atropine to induce mydriasis and provide pain relief
  • Intracameral tPA injection to induce clot lysis
  • Topical antiglaucoma medications if secondary glaucoma is present

Posterior segment hemorrhage

  • Systemic anti-inflammatory drugs (eg, NSAIDs, corticosteroids) to control inflammation, depending on underlying cause and coinciding systemic conditions
  • Topical medications will not be effective

FCoV = feline coronavirus, FHV-1 = feline herpesvirus, tPA = tissue plasminogen activator

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