Annals of Ophthalmology

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 211–213 | Cite as

Preoperative hyphema and raised intraocular pressure after peribulbar anesthesia in Fuchs’ heterochromic uveitis

Case Report


We report a painless and progressive Fuchs’ heterochromic uveitis presenting with visual dimness. Examination revealed stellate keratic precipitates, light-colored iris, posterior subcapsular cataract, and normal intraocular pressure (IOP). Phacoemulsification was planned. After peribulbar anesthesia and digital massage, there was significant hyphema and increased IOP. Surgery was postponed until hyphema cleared and normal IOP occurred. Patient eventually gained visual acuity 6/6.


Cataract Anterior Chamber Brimonidine Ocular Injury Intraocular Lens Implantation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyGovernment Medical College and Hospital Sector 32ChandigarhIndia

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