Retinal Haemorrhage : 2013

Photograph by

Paul Whitten

About this image

Mosaic of three images of a human retina showing bleeding beneath the inner limiting membrane (ILM). The blood is seen draining into the vitreous humour, the clear gel that fills the eye. Retinal bleeding can be caused by high blood pressure, blockage or as a result of diabetes. Mild bleeding, especially where not associated with chronic disease, can often be left alone to reabsorb in its own time. More serious cases can be treated with laser cauterisation of damaged blood vessels. This image was made using a Topcon TRC 501X retinal camera and proprietary mosaic software. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY, U.S.A