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September 25, 1972

Systemic Anticoagulation And Intraocular Hemorrhage

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San Francisco

JAMA. 1972;221(13):1516. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200260052020

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To the Editor.—  Severe intraocular hemorrhage is an infrequent but well-known complication of disciform macular degeneration (exudative senile maculopathy). In my experience, this has been seen in the absence of anticoagulation therapy.In the case reported, it is possible there could have been some causeand-effect relationship between anticoagulation and intraocular hemorrhage, but it is also quite possible that there was none. It is my opinion that the information presented in this report does not justify the conclusion.