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Clinicopathologic Reports, Case Reports and Small Case Series
October 2001

Traumatic Hyphema and Factor XI Deficiency (Hemophilia C)

Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(10):1546-1547. doi:

Hyphema following blunt ocular trauma generally resolves spontaneously. Delay in resolution suggests the presence of coexisting systemic diseases. We present the case of a 6-year-old boy with traumatic hyphema that failed to resolve with standard treatment. Investigations revealed the presence of a rare hereditary coagulopathy, namely, hemophilia C (factor XI deficiency).

A 6-year-old Omani boy visited our institution with blurred vision following blunt injury to his left eye. He was otherwise healthy; in particular, there was no history in the patient or his family of an unusual bleeding tendency. He was the second child of consanguineous parents.

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