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Vitreous haemorrhage as a complication of HELLP syndrome.
  1. S. R. Leff,
  2. D. L. Yarian,
  3. L. Masciulli,
  4. S. N. Green and
  5. R. E. Baldomero
  1. Retina-Vitreous Center, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.


    In the last trimester of an uncomplicated pregnancy a woman developed a spontaneous vitreous haemorrhage. She was later diagnosed as having HELLP syndrome, a recently described disorder comprising haemolytic anaemia, elevated liver enzymes, and a low platelet count in women with severe pre-eclampsia or eclampsia. We believe this rare complication of pregnancy to be the cause of the intraocular bleeding.

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