International Journal of Hematology

, Volume 87, Issue 5, pp 550–552 | Cite as

Optic disc hemorrhages in a patient with hemophilia A

  • Teng-Yi Wang
  • Chi-Ting Horng
  • Shin-Nan Cheng
  • Chia-Hung Li
  • Jiann-Torng Chen
  • Ming-Ling TsaiEmail author
Case Report


To report a hemophilia patient complicated with optic disc hemorrhages. A 13-year-old boy presented to our emergency room with a black shadow in the left eye for 1 day. The best-corrected visual acuity was 6/6 in both eyes. Peripapillary retinal and subretinal hemorrhages were found in the left eye. Result of the laboratory examination showed an extremely low level of coagulation factor VIII (1.9%). Factor VIII concentrate was given for 8 weeks. A follow-up 3 months later showed absorption of the hemorrhages, black shadow diminished, and the vision was 6/6.


Disc hemorrhage Hemophilia 



We greatly appreciate the assistance and comments from Dr. Da-Wen Lu and TSGH foundation (TSGH-C97-69).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teng-Yi Wang
    • 1
  • Chi-Ting Horng
    • 2
  • Shin-Nan Cheng
    • 3
  • Chia-Hung Li
    • 1
  • Jiann-Torng Chen
    • 1
  • Ming-Ling Tsai
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyTri-Service General HospitalTaipeiTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyKaohsiung Armed Force General HospitalKaohsiungTaiwan, ROC
  3. 3.Department of Pediatrics, Hemophilia Care and Research CenterTri-Service General HospitalTaipeiTaiwan, ROC

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