A case of vitreous hemorrhage with blood staining of the cornea treated by 25-gauge vitrectomy with wide-angle viewing system

Masayoshi Yukita, Hiroshi Kunikata, Wataru Kobayashi, Toshiaki Abe, Naoki Kobayashi, Toru Nakazawa

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Abstract

Purpose: To report a case of vitreous hemorrhage with blood staining of the cornea treated by 25-gauge vitrectomy with wide-angle viewing system. Case: An 81-year-old woman received cataract surgery in the left eye. She had had cardiac infarction 3 years before and been receiving three antithrombogenic drugs. During surgery, she developed hemorrhage in the anterior chamber with acutely elevated intraocular pressure suggestive of expulsive hemorrhage. Surgery was interrupted and the corneal wound was closed. She was referred to us 40 days later. Findings: The left eye showed vitreous hemorrhage and dense blood staining of the cornea. The affected eye was treated by 25-gauge microincision vitrectomy with wide-viewing system. The left eye healed with final visual acuity of 0.1. Conclusion: Vitrectomy with wide-viewing system was effective for vitreous hemorrhage with blood staining of the cornea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1331-1336
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume67
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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