Prognóstico visual em pacientes com hifema traumático: estudo prospectivo de 43 casos

Prognóstico visual em pacientes com hifema traumático: estudo prospectivo de 43 casos


Paulo Dantas Rodrigues,
Pablo F. Larco Recalde,
Luciene S. Barbosa,
Nilva S. Bueno Moraes,
Denise de Freitas


Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.58 no.6 São Paulo dez. 1995


A prospective study of 43 consecutive cases of traumatic hyphema was conducted in São Paulo from June 1, 1993 to January 30, 1994. There was a 6.4:1 male/female ratio and the average age was 20.8 years.

Rebleeding ocurred in 2 (5.4%) patients and had no influence in final visual acuity. The study revealed angle recession in 18 patients among 23 in whom gonioscopy was performed, and it was associated with secondary glaucoma in 1 (5.5%) case that required surgery for adequate IOP control.

We observed that final visual acuity was worse in patients with posterior segment injuries.


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