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March 1987

Limited Choroidal Hemorrhage Associated With Extracapsular Cataract Extraction

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Kaplan Hospital, Rehovot, Israel (Drs Bukelman, Hoffman, and Oliver), and the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem (Dr Oliver).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(3):338-341. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060030058025

• Limited choroidal hemorrhage was observed in eight (2.2%) of 368 eyes subjected to extracapsular cataract extraction, compared with a rate of 3.07% in our previous study, in which the technique employed was intracapsular extraction. The difference was found to be significant only for eyes with high myopia. Myopia was found to be the main risk factor for the development of limited choroidal hemorrhage, especially when general anesthesia was used. The presence of glaucoma or the combination of extracapsular cataract extraction and trabeculectomy may increase the susceptibility to this complication. The occurrence of limited choroidal hemorrhage did not affect the final visual function.

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