Dot and Blot Hemorrhage

Dot and Blot Hemorrhages 

  • Hemorrhages lie deeper in the retina.
  • Usually blood accumulates in the outer plexiform or inner nuclear layers, or more easily seen at peripheral retina where the nerve fiber layer is thin.
  • Commonly seen in association with diabetic or hypertensive retinopathy, peripapillary hemorrhage in patients with normal tension glaucoma that is also called splinter hemorrhage and retinal vein occlusion.