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how long will it take for a hyphema (squash ball) eye injury take to heal?

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Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on severity: A microhyphema without blood layering may resolve in a few days. An "eight-ball" hyphema or completely filled anterior chamber may take weeks to heal and may even require surgical evacuation. Rebleeding and secondary glaucoma are common and prolong resolution of hemorrhage.
Answered on Apr 5, 2016
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
31 years experience Ophthalmology
5-7 days critical: This is when re-bleeding can occur, do activity must be extremely limited. After that there could be a few more weeks before things seem healed. Severe injury could even require surgery. A cataract or glaucoma could develop even years later so it is important be be checked at least yearly after such an injury.
Answered on Jul 31, 2019

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