Iridectomy in the Surgical Management of Eight-Ball Hyphema

Richard Parrish, Vitaliano Bernardino

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Abstract

The complete absorption of blood in patients with eight-ball hyphema and medically uncontrollable intraocular pressure occurred after iridectomy. No intraoperative complications were noted. Six of the seven patients maintained normal IOPs without medical therapy for at least six months postoperatively. Pupillary block by the clotted blood and the tamponade effect exerted by the total hyphema on the outflow pathway are possible mechanisms of the secondary glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-437
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume100
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1982

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  • Ophthalmology

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