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J Cataract Refract Surg. 1990 Jul;16(4):514-5.

Suprachoroidal hemorrhage after placement of a scleral-fixated lens.

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Ophthalmology Department, St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.


Six days after suture-fixation of a posterior chamber lens to the sclera, a suprachoroidal hemorrhage occurred causing pain and intraocular lens dislocation. Placing the sutures at the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions and having the needles exit 2 mm posterior to the limbus may have inadvertently increased the possibility of the hemorrhage. Suprachoroidal hemorrhage after suture-fixating lenses to the sclera and ciliary body area is a potential complication that patients should be advised of preoperatively.

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