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July 1986

Hyphema Following Honan Balloon Use in Fuchs' Heterochromic Iridocyclitis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(7):967. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050190025002

To the Editor.  —Classic findings in Fuchs' heterochromic iridocyclitis include heterochromia, anterior uveitis with vitritis, cataract, and hyphema. We herein report a case of Fuchs' syndrome in which a spontaneous hyphema developed after the use of a Honan balloon.

Report of a Case.  —A 26-year-old black man presented with decreased visual acuity in his right eye. He was otherwise healthy and denied any prior ocular injury.The eye examination revealed a best-corrected visual acuity of counting fingers in the right eye and 20/20 in the left eye. The external examination showed mild conjunctival hyperemia in the right eye. No pupillary abnormality was noted. The slit-lamp examination of the right eye showed an anterior chamber with 2+ flare, 2+ cells, and fine nonpigmented circumscribed keratic precipitates present diffusely. No posterior synechiae were present. The right lens had a dense cortical opacity, while the left lens was clear. The right iris had

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