Case ReportCorneal Blood Staining Secondary to Hemorrhagic Descemet Membrane DetachmentSharma, Poonam S BS; Stone, Donald U MDAuthor Information From the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK. Received for publication January 22, 2007; revision received June 7, 2007; accepted June 22, 2007. Supported in part by an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness to the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma. The authors state that they have no proprietary interest in the products named in this article. Reprints: Donald U. Stone, Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, 608 S.L. Young Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 (e-mail: [email protected]). Cornea: December 2007 - Volume 26 - Issue 10 - p 1273-1274 doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e318148bd80 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose: To present a case of corneal blood staining due to a hemorrhagic Descemet membrane detachment and describe a method of surgical intervention. Methods: Observation of clinical features and outcome of surgical intervention. Results: A 72-year-old man had an anterior-chamber intraocular lens removed for presumed uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome, and he developed an intraoperative hemorrhagic detachment of the Descemet membrane attributed to peripheral corneal neovascularization. Corneal blood staining rapidly developed, and a partial-thickness paracentesis was required to evacuate the lamellar hematoma and allow reattachment of the Descemet membrane. Conclusions: Hemorrhage from posterior corneal vessels can result in a hemorrhagic detachment of the Descemet membrane. Corneal blood staining can develop rapidly in an intracorneal or retrocorneal hemorrhage. The blood can be removed without incising the Descemet membrane by making a partial-thickness paracentesis. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.