Eye, Retina - Hemorrhage
comment:Hemorrhage ( Figure 1 , Figure 2 , and Figure 3 ) is defined as extravasated blood cells (i.e., outside the blood vessels). In the retina, it is usually secondary to trauma, detachment, or inflammation. but can also result from pathology of the retinal vasculature due to metabolic disease or toxins.
recommendation:Retinal hemorrhage should be diagnosed and assigned a severity grade when it is a primary finding. Retinal hemorrhage secondary to other lesions, such as detachment or inflammation, should not be diagnosed separately (unless warranted by severity) but should be described in the pathology narrative.
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