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Hyphema in eye after a month vision blur and close vision very unlike eye looks dilated and treatment pred forte , nepaflam, and bidin lstm?

Hyphema in eye after a month vision blur and close vision very unlike eye looks dilated and treatment pred forte , nepaflam, and bidin lstm?

Eye injury: It sounds like you had a significant eye injury that resulted in breaking some blood vessels in the front chamber of the eye. The resulting hyphema may take several weeks to resolve. Importantly, careful restricted activities, intensive ocular medications, and follow up care are essential to give your eye a chance to recover. Complications, such as glaucoma, cataract, failure of pupil to function. ...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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After an eight ball hyphema surgery and treatment, the left iris and pupil of the patient has turned white with the vision not clear. What do we do?

After an eight ball hyphema surgery and treatment, the left iris and pupil of the patient  has turned white with the vision not clear. What do we do?

Cataract?: If the white area is only in the pupil, it's likely a traumatic cataract. Since there was trauma, the pupil is likely traumatized and dilated. If there is white covering both the iris and the pupil, its probably some sort of residual scarring as a result of the trauma. Both would need surgical correction. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke if hyphema?

Is it okay to smoke if hyphema?

Quit Smoking: Smoking is not a good practice for your overall health and well being, and will likely interfere with wound healing. Try to quit smoking. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I play video games if I have hyphema?

Probably not: Patients with hyphema should limit as much activity as possible because rebleeds can be very bad. In the past it was not uncommon to be admitted for 5 days to watch for rebleeds. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke cigarettes if hyphema?

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. ...Read more

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Could i play video games even if I have hyphema?

Could i play video games even if I have hyphema?

Better not to. : Resting the eye is very important for the hyphema to clear. Many ophthalmologists would recommend bed rest, or at least limited activity with elevation of the head as well. Reading and playing video games is also discouraged as rapid eye movement may cause re-bleeding. Further complications may occur which would put your vision at risk. Make sure you are under the care of an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Supposing somebody suffers a hyphema, but gets to the ER in like 20 minutes, can they be expected to regain full vision?

Supposing somebody suffers a hyphema, but gets to the ER in like 20 minutes, can they be expected to regain full vision?

Very possible. : Hyphemas require urgent assessment by an ophthalmologist as they may result in permanent visual impairment. A long-standing hyphema may result in corneal and other eye tissue damage. Blood accumulation may also cause an elevation of the intraocular pressure. Most small, uncomplicated hyphemas resolve within a week. The key is to be under the careful care of an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. ...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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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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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