University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Corneal Blood Staining (slit lamp only) - 2

At age 37 this man was poked with a finger in the eye and had a 100% hyphema. During his management he had intraocular pressures as high as 60 mmHg. He was first seen in our clinic 6-months after the injury with an intraocular pressure of 20 mmHg and the corneal blood staining that can be seen clearly in this video. He ultimately required corneal transplantation because after 13 months this staining had not resolved.