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Been diagnosed with hyphema, i see like floaters...It is the blood? How long does it take to go away?

Been diagnosed with hyphema, i see like floaters...It is the blood? How long does it take to go away?

Vitreous hemorrhage: Hyphema (blood in the front of the eye) is usually from trauma that can cause the vitreous gel to pull on the retina and tear the retina or its blood vessels. Patients experience this as flashes floaters. You need a dilated retinal examination to detect this and receive treatment to prevent retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Blood In Eye (Definition)

Blood in the eye is a condition in which a small blood vessel breaks open and bleeds near the surface of the white of the eye. It may occur without any injury and there is no pain or discharge. The blood will appear as a bright red patch on the white of the eye. Blood can also ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of blood in eye from broken blood vessel?

How long does it take to get rid of blood in eye from broken blood vessel?

Varies: Blood from a broken vessel in the eye, subconjunctival hemorrhage, can take few days-weeks to completely disappear. It is similar to getting a bruise elsewhere on your body. It can take longer if you are on blood thinner such as aspirin. ...Read more

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How long does blurry vision from a hyphema last?

How long does blurry vision from a hyphema last?

Depends: Blurred vision will last until the hyphema is resolved but other ocular tissues can be damaged including the cornea and lens. Your ophthalmologist should be able to examine the cause and tell you further. ...Read more

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Hyphema in eye one month now bit still blur vision close vision too and how much time it takes to recover from such blunt trauma injury?

Hyphema in eye one month now bit still blur vision close vision too and how much time it takes to recover from such blunt trauma injury?

Hyphema: Blurred vision could be from the remaking blood or blood staining of the cornea or the injury itself. You must see your ophthalmologist to follow up with the treatment control of intra ocular pressure is very important. Sometimes there is a recurrence of bleed a few days later. Your ophthalmologist will also check for any internal damage and for any vitreous hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What should I do with hyphema?

What should I do with hyphema?

See an Ophthalmogist: You need to see an ophthalmologist or go to the er immediately. This is a potentially blinding eye injury. ...Read more

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What is a mild case of hyphema like?

No such thing: A hyphema is a serious ocular condition where blood enters the anterior chamber. Any case of hyphema is considered serious and should be seen immediately by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Hyphema can cause blurring of vision?

Yes: Hyphema is blood in the space between the cornea and lens (called the anterior chamber). Blood in this location will prevent light from focusing on the retina properly and can cause blurred vision. ...Read more

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Is full recovery expected from hyphema?

Is full recovery expected from hyphema?

Mostly yes: Most hyphema has full recovery. Your doctor may want to check you after the blood goes away if it is injury related to make sure you do not have risk of developing injury related glaucoma down the line. ...Read more

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Is full recovery expected with hyphema?

Is full recovery expected with hyphema?

Usually: Mild hyphema may heal with complete resolution but more severe hemorrhages or complicated hyphema may not. You have to see an ophthalmologist who can examine the eye and counsel you appropriately. ...Read more

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Hyphema (Definition)

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 ...Read more