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Bilateral cataract: extraction in classic haemophilia with retrobulbar anaesthesia and peripheral iridectomy.
  1. L Rothkoff,
  2. B Biedner and
  3. K Shoham


    A 47-year-old factor VIII deficient haemophiliac successfully underwent bilateral cataract extraction. The use of cryoprecipitates to achieve haemostasis permitted retrobulbar anaesthesia and a peripheral iridectomy without complication. We consider that the use of cryoprecipitated factor VIII concentrate allows safe elective ocular surgery in patients with classic haemophilia.

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