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Could inversion cause hyphema?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
No: Hyphema is blood in the anterior chamber of the eye. This blood usually comes from blood vessels in the iris after surgery or trauma. I see no reason why inversion would cause this in the absence of prior trauma or damage to the iris.
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Retinal Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Increased pressure from hanging upside down can elevate pressure inside the eye and cause bleeding.
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Agree. Although trauma is much more common.
Sep 8, 2013

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