Corneal Hematoma

Steven S. Searl, Stephanie D. Croll, S. Arthur Boruchoff, Daniel Albert

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• Two cases of corneal hematomas initially manifested as corneal blood staining, but were further complicated by the presence of persistent epithelial defects and stromal thinning. Both cases occurred following cataract surgery. Scanning electron and light microscopic examination in the second case demonstrated a loss of keratocytes, stromal collagen breakdown, and epithelial cell degeneration over the center of the hematoma. Large corneal hematomas may cause epithelial degeneration by functioning as barriers to nutrients and metabolic factors from the anterior chamber. Unlike corneal blood staining, conservative treatment is often insufficient therapy for corneal hematomas with associated persistent epithelial defects. Complications from epithelial defects, including corneal thinning, descemetocele, and perforation, may necessitate more aggressive treatment, even surgery. An epithelial defect overlying blood staining should suggest the presence of a corneal hematoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1647-1649
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume102
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Hematoma
Staining and Labeling
Anterior Chamber
Cataract
Collagen
Epithelial Cells
Electrons
Light
Food
Therapeutics

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Searl, S. S., Croll, S. D., Boruchoff, S. A., & Albert, D. (1984). Corneal Hematoma. Archives of ophthalmology, 102(11), 1647-1649. https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1984.01040031337021

Corneal Hematoma. / Searl, Steven S.; Croll, Stephanie D.; Boruchoff, S. Arthur; Albert, Daniel.

In: Archives of ophthalmology, Vol. 102, No. 11, 01.01.1984, p. 1647-1649.

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Searl, SS, Croll, SD, Boruchoff, SA & Albert, D 1984, 'Corneal Hematoma', Archives of ophthalmology, vol. 102, no. 11, pp. 1647-1649. https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1984.01040031337021
Searl, Steven S. ; Croll, Stephanie D. ; Boruchoff, S. Arthur ; Albert, Daniel. / Corneal Hematoma. In: Archives of ophthalmology. 1984 ; Vol. 102, No. 11. pp. 1647-1649.
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