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Is it okay to smoke cigarettes if hyphema?

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Dr. Netan Choudhry
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Ideally No.: Smoking, although not directly related to a hyphema, can impair wound healing and cause red blood cells to be deprived of oxygen. In patients with sickle cell disease, who are susceptible to blood oxygen levels, smoking is harmful.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to smoke if hyphema?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No relationship: Hyphema is due to bleeding in the eye, the most common cause being trauma and rarely it is caused by internal eye dysfunction such as diabetes and internal eye tumors. Smoking will not affect this one way or another but this is a wonderful opportunity to reasses your smoking addicition and to try and stop it altogether.
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