Aim: To present the technique and efficiency of intravitreal recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-TPA) and gas injection in acute submacular hemorrhage (SMH) due to traumatic choroidal rupture. Patients and Methods: 0.4 ml of sulfur hexafluoride was injected into the vitreous cavity in 2 patients with SMH due to traumatic choroidal rupture. In 1 patient gas injection was combined with 50 µg r-TPA. Both patients were closely followed. Results: Preoperative visual acuity was 20/125 in one eye and 20/100 in the other. At the end of the follow-up, visual acuity had improved to 20/32 in both eyes. Conclusion: r-TPA and gas injection into the vitreous body may be an efficient therapy in patients with submacular hemorrhage due to choroidal rupture.

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