Staphyloma: A complication of surgery for hyphema

G. I. Mason, G. A. Peyman, L. M. Jampol, R. L. Lesser

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations


Anterior staphylomas developed in two young patients as a postoperative complication of hyphema extractions through corneoscleral sections. The patients, aged five and nine years, underwent evacuation of the hyphemas after rebleeding caused medically unmanageable intraocular pressure elevations. Postoperatively, both patients received corticosteroids and had elevation of intraocular pressure. To repair the staphyloma, a scleral overlay patch graft was performed in one patient, but the intraocular pressure remained elevated and the staphyloma gradually recurred. Enucleation of the eye was eventually required. Resection of the staphylomatous area with lensectomy and complete vitrectomy was performed in the second patient. After four years of follow-up this patient continues to do well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-391
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


Dive into the research topics of 'Staphyloma: A complication of surgery for hyphema'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this