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February 1941

BLOOD STAINING OF THE CORNEA DUE TO SUBCONJUNCTIVAL HEMORRHAGE: Report of a Case

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Philadelphia
From the clinic of Dr. Louis Lehrfeld, Wills Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;25(2):329-331. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870080153010
Abstract

Blood staining of the cornea, though a rather infrequent condition, is one which has been fairly well covered in the literature. The purpose of this communication is to report a case in which the etiologic factor was a large subconjunctival hemorrhage.

With notable exceptions, in all of the cases mentioned in the literature the condition has followed some trauma to the eye with resultant hyphema in the anterior chamber. This type of case was first mentioned by Baumgarten1 in 1883, and reports by Lawford, Vossius, Weeks, Collins, Wells and Wadsworth and Verhœff followed.2 Toulant and Morard3 in France and Reese4 and Larkin5 in this country are the most recent contributors to this subject. Throughout their discussions there has been considerable theorization as to the nature of the pigment present and as to the means of entrance into the cornea. Collins claimed that the pigment was

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