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Question:
Can dried blood be removed from the eye?

Answer:
If the blood is in the vitreous cavity, the area behind the lens and in front of the retina, the blood can be removed with an operation called a vitrectomy. However if the blood is within the retina or underneath the retina, removal is quite challenging and often not possible.

Answered by: Paul Sternberg Jr., MD Dr. Paul Sternberg

Categories: Eye Surgery

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Answered: Aug 25, 2014

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