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Blood behind Retina

I had an eye angiogram and it showed blood behind my retina.  I did not need surgery.  The doctor told me the blood was due to high blood pressure.  I immediately went on medication for my high blood pressure and it is under control.  My questions is the blood that is behind my retina, will that ever go away?

Thank you.

Marilyn
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Nothing last forever. Red blood cells live about 120 days then they die. So the blood will eventually go away. Sometimes it leaves no damage, if there is a great deal of blood it can cause permanent scar formation. Since you passed the exam by a retina ophthalmologist physician MD, it indicates the blood was not a threat to your vision. Generally the bleeding caused by high blood pressure is extremely small pin-points of blood (called dot and flame shaped hemorrhages).

Your case points out how important a regular annual eye examination by a physician eye MD (ophthalmologist) is.  Many unsuspected problems such as diabetes, HBP, anemia, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, Marfan's syndrome, blood disorders, brain tumors show up on "routine" exams by eye physicians (Eye MDs).

JCH III MD ophthalmologist
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Thank you, I am sorry I did not find your answer the first before my last email.  I am also suffering from severe cataracts.  My first cataract surgery is this Thursday.
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