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What is the definition or description of: hyphema?

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Dr. Ehsan Sadri answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Hyphema is blood in the front area of the eye. Hyphema is usually caused by trauma to the eye. Other causes of bleeding in the front chamber of the eye include: •blood vessel abnormality •cancer of the eye •severe inflammation of the iris symptoms •bleeding in the front portion of the eye •eye pain •light sensitivity •vision abnormalities.

Answered Oct 4, 2016

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Dr. Jay Fiore answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

A hyphema is blood in the anterior chamber of the eye. The anterior chamber is the space between the iris and the cornea. A hyphema is most commonly the result of trauma.

Answered Mar 22, 2015

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Dr. Keshav Narain answered

Specializes in Retinal Surgery

A hyphema is a collection of blood inside the front part of the eye (called the anterior chamber, between the cornea and the iris). The blood may cover part or all of the iris (the colored part of the eye) and the pupil, and may partly or totally block vision in that eye. Hyphema is usually caused by trauma to the eye, though other conditions may cause hyphema as well.

Answered Mar 11, 2013

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