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'In-the-bag' hyphaema--a rare complication of posterior chamber lens implantation.
  1. R. Thomas,
  2. G. W. Aylward and
  3. F. A. Billson
  1. Save Sight and Eye Health Institute, Darlinghurst, Australia.


    A 72-year-old woman developed a hyphaema on the first postoperative day after a combined trabeculectomy and extracapsular cataract extraction with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation. On the second day the blood had redistributed to accumulate 'in the bag' posterior to the intraocular lens and had formed a fluid level. Postural drainage helped to clear the hyphaema from both locations, with no short-term effect on visual function or the filtering bleb.

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