Traumatic total hyphema in a patient with severe hemophilia

T. Lifshitz, T. Yermiahu, B. Biedner, Y. Yassur

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A 12-year-old hemophilic boy suffered from secondary glaucoma in his right eye due to total hyphema following trauma. An emergency operation was performed to evacuate the hyphema under a tight anti-hemophilic treatment. A careful postoperative treatment with factor VIII concentrate, antiglaucomatous drugs and aminocaproic acid was administered. Intraocular pressure returned to normal and remained so during the four months follow-up period. Visual acuity returned to 6/9 and there was no rebleeding into the anterior chamber. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of traumatic hyphema and of an operation to wash this hyphema in a hemophiliac. The dilemma of management of such a case is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-81
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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