Bilateral intraocular hemorrhage from vascularization of cataract wounds

Michael R. Banitt, Allison Rand, Robin R. Vann, Steven J. Gedde

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Abstract

We report a case of bilateral intraocular hemorrhage from vascularization of cataract wounds. The patient experienced decreased vision following an episode of vomiting more than 2.5 years after phacoemulsification through a scleral tunnel incision in the right eye and combined trabeculectomy and extracapsular cataract extraction in the left eye. Gonioscopy demonstrated abnormal vessels in the region of the cataract wound superiorly and small hyphemas inferiorly in both eyes. The hemorrhages and elevated intraocular pressure normalized over weeks. The left eye had a recurrent hemorrhage 5 months later, which was successfully treated with argon laser goniophotocoagulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1637-1639
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cataract and refractive surgery
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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