Blood staining

Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Minor changes: 27 March 2019

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PubMed Search: Blood staining [title] cornea

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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
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