Cite this page: Pernick, N. Cornea: blood staining. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyecorneabloodstaining.html. Accessed October 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
- Due to chronic anterior chamber hemorrhage or hyphema, caused by trauma or increased intraocular pressure
- Hemoglobin and other red blood cell breakdown products may diffuse into and stain cornea
- May eventually clear, beginning in periphery
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Small pink-brown globules or spheres in corneal lamellae