Corneal Blood Staining
- Occurs as a result from impregnation of the corneal stroma with hemoglobin and hemosiderin .
- Predisposing factors include:
- Prolonged duration of hyphema
- A large amount of blood in the anterior chamber
- Dysfunction of the corneal endothelium
- Increased intraocular pressure
- In most cases may clear gradually.
- Penetrating keratoplasty may be considered for persistent corneal staining.