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February 1973

Elective Ocular Surgery in Hemophilia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology and Division of Hematology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(2):167-168. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040169024

Factor VIII in cryoprecipitates makes it possible to attain good hemostasis in patients with classic hemophilia. Elective ocular surgery can be done safely if proper evaluation and preparations are made. Cryoprecipitates were used successfully to achieve hemostasis in our patient so that a peripheral iridectomy was done without complication.

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