Postponed surgical management of suprachoroidal hemorrhage Case report

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Aleksandra Górska
Sebastian Sirek
Dawid Woszczek
Wojciech Rokicki


Material and methods: A 68-year-old female patient was referred to clinic with a suprachoroidal hemorrhage of the left eye arising during phacoemulsification with rupture of the lens capsule and displacement of cortical masses into the vitreous chamber. She reported severe complaints of pain in the left eye. Her visual acuity was at a level of light perception with no localization and intraocular pressure (IOP) at 60 mmHg. B-projection ultrasonography showed significant elevation of the choroid with dense echoes of extravasated blood in the suprachoroidal space. After analysis of the local and clinical condition, a vitrectomy procedure was performed from the pars plana approach (PPV). Due to persistently high IOP, the patient was qualified for a PPV again, 23 days after the suprachoroidal hemorrhage has occurred.

Results: The follow-up, 10 days after the second PPV procedure, has shown an improvement of the local condition and normalization of intraocular pressure to a 17 mmHg. The patient reported no complaints of pain.


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Górska A, Sirek S, Woszczek D, Rokicki W. Postponed surgical management of suprachoroidal hemorrhage. Ophthatherapy [Internet]. 2024Mar.31 [cited 2024Jul.18];11(1):86-0. Available from:
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