Author(s): Welch JC, Spaeth GL, Benson WE
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Abstract The authors studied the records of 30 patients who suffered a massive suprachoroidal hemorrhage during cataract surgery. Immediate development of a retinal detachment (RD) is a very bad prognostic sign. In none of 12 such cases could the retina be reattached. Retinal complications developed in five of six patients who had vitreous incarceration and who did not have vitrectomy as opposed to only one of seven who underwent vitrectomy along with drainage of the hemorrhage. If vitreous is incarcerated in the cataract incision, drainage of the hemorrhage without vitrectomy is a dangerous procedure.
This article was published in Ophthalmology
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology