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May 1980

Ophthalmic Surgery and Plasma Thromboplastin Antecedent (Factor XI) Deficiency

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine and Pathology (Dr Blatt) and Ophthalmology (Drs McFarland and Eifrig), University of North Carolina, and the Department of Hospital Laboratories, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (Dr Blatt), Chapel Hill.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(5):863-864. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030857011

• A patient had bilateral cataracts and severe plasma thromboplastin antecedent deficiency (factor XI deficiency). This patient underwent successful cataract extraction in both eyes without complication. The problems inherent in performing eye surgery with factor XI deficiency are discussed.