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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 543-545

Presumed sclerotomy site bleeding inflowing into the anterior chamber after the removal of a 23-gauge microcannula in 23-gauge sutureless vitrectomy


Department of Ophthalmology, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, South Korea

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Hee Jin Sohn
Department of Ophthalmology, Gachon University Gil Hospital, 1198, Kuwol-dong, Namdong-ku, Incheon - 405 760, South Korea

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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.71709

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We experienced two cases of the influx of the sclerotomy site bleeding into the anterior chamber during 23-gauge sutureless vitrectomy for pseudophakic rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Soon after the removal of a 23-gauge microcannula at the end of the surgery, presumed sclerotomy site hemorrhage was rapidly fluxed into the anterior chamber. The anterior chamber bleeding might come from the sclerotomies rather than from episcleral vessels. The posterior pressure in the gas-filled pseudophakic eye might have pushed the sclerotomy site bleeding into the anterior chamber. We could not find any vitreous hemorrhages. The hemorrhage within the anterior chamber spontaneously absorbed within 14 days.


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