Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographer: Antionette Venckus, CRA
Terson syndrome is the presence of vitreous or sub-internal limiting membrane (ILM) hemorrhage after acute intracranial hemorrhage. It has been hypothesized that the bleeding results when a sudden rise in intracranial pressure causes rupture of retinal and peripapillary vessels. This photo shows a patient with a large sub-ILM hemorrhage.
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