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What is the definition or description of: hyphema?

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Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Blood in eye: 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 painlight sensitivityvision abnormalities.
Dr. Jay Fiore
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Bleeding: 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.
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Blood in eye (front): 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.

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