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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1986|