What is a hyphema?
A person with a hyphema has an eye injury that causes bleeding within the anterior chamber of the eye. The anterior chamber is the clear space under the cornea and in front of the pupil. This space is normally filled with clear fluid. About 75 percent of those with small hyphemas have normal vision after recovery.
What are the symptoms of a hyphema?
Symptoms of a hyphema include a collection of blood in front of the pupil. Additional symptoms of hyphema may include eye pain, eye redness, vision changes, and bruising around the eye.
How does the doctor treat a hyphema?
Treatment for a hyphema may include rest, narcotic pain medications, an eye shield, aminocaproic acid eye drops, corticosteroid eye drops, and medications to dilate the pupil of the eye. In some cases, a hyphema may require surgery.
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