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Trauma
Corneal Blood Staining

  • Occurs as a result from impregnation of the corneal stroma with hemoglobin and hemosiderin .
  • Predisposing factors include:
    • Prolonged duration of hyphema
    • A large amount of blood in the anterior chamber
    • Dysfunction of the corneal endothelium
    • Increased intraocular pressure
  • In most cases may clear gradually.
  • Penetrating keratoplasty may be considered for persistent corneal staining.

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