A long-lasting vitreous hemorrhage can cause a kind of secondary glaucoma called ghost cell glaucoma (GCG). The trabecular meshwork is blocked by the hard and less flexible ghost cells, which also raises the pressure inside the eyes.

When using a slit light to examine the aqueous humor, numerous tiny cells may be visible. The intraocular pressure can increase by 30 to 70 mm Hg. Vision blurring, headaches, browaches, nausea, and/or vomiting can all be brought on by elevated intraocular pressure. Gonioscopy allows one to observe the anterior chamber angle as being open.

Uncontrolled raised intraocular pressure can cause irreversible vision loss and damage to the optic nerve.

Once the vitreous hemorrhage has stopped, the situation typically returns to normal. But depending on how severe the elevated intraocular pressure is, a medicinal or surgical procedure can be suggested. Aqueous suppressants are preferred for medical therapy when IOP is not excessively high. If, despite receiving medicine treatment, the intraocular pressure is still in the 40–50 mm Hg range, surgery is indicated. By doing a tiny paracentesis in the cornea and irrigating the anterior chamber with saline solution, the anterior chamber can be cleansed. If numerous cells gather in the anterior chamber once more, further evacuation and aspiration are necessary.

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