J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1995 Sep;36(9):1624-1627.

Use of Viscoelastic Substance in Longstanding Recurrent Hyphema Patient

  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.


Rebleeding in traumatic hyphema may cause several complications in the affected eye, and specific treatment of recurrent hyphema is still not estabilished and only conservative medical treatments are used except for surgical evacuation of the clot in case of persistent high intraocular pressure. We treated longstanding recurrent hyphema patient unresponsive to conventional medical treatment, with viscoeleastic substance which was injucted into anterior chamber. A large dose(0.2CC) of viscoelastic substance sufficient to directly compress the anterior structures(Iris, ciliary body) was injected and subsequently it increased the intraocular pressur gradually. We assume that these tamponade effect by the viscoelastic substance and later intraocular pressure rise was responsible for the therapeutic effect. Thus, viscoelastic injection into anterior chamber in longstanding recu.rrent hyphema patient may be a useful treatment.


Recurrent hyphema; viscoelastic substance; Intraocular pressure rise

MeSH Terms

Anterior Chamber
Intraocular Pressure
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