Expulsive hemorrhage: its incidence in cataract surgery and a report of four bilateral cases

Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 1985;83:181-204.

Abstract

Between 1978 and 1983, 13,890 cataract extractions were performed in Baltimore at JHH and the GBMC with 14 expulsive hemorrhages for an incidence of 0.10%. In the years 1963 through 1983, 180,690 cataract extractions were performed in Taxila, Pakistan with 87 expulsive hemorrhages for an incidence of 0.05%. Reasons for the significant differences in incidence are presented. The six reported cases of bilateral expulsive hemorrhage are reviewed. Four more cases are added. A classification of choroidal hemorrhage is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cataract Extraction / adverse effects*
  • Choroid*
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Time Factors
  • Uveal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Uveal Diseases / etiology