Expulsive Hemorrhage in Penetrating Keratoplcisty

John J. Purcell, Jay H. Krachmer, Donald J. Doughman, William M. Bourne

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Fourteen cases of expulsive hemorrhage that occurred during penetrating keratoplasties are reported. These tend to occur more frequently in “sick” eyes that have had elevated intraocular pressure, previous intraocular surgery, serious injuries, or infection. They cannot be predicted, but further surgery on the affected eye is not contraindicated. The management of expulsive hemorrhage in the “open sky” situation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1982


  • expulsive hemorrhage
  • keratoplasty


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