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Recovery Expected 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
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 uncomplicated hyphemas resolve within 5–6 days. Tge key is to be under the careful care of an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Follow instructions: Make sure you get checked out by an eye specialist asap. Many hyphemas resolve with little more than time, but they can result in irreversible, painful loss of vision and glaucoma. Minimize risk of rebleeding in eye by limiting activity and stopping blood thinners. You should also be on drops that can keep the pupil dilated, reduces inflammation, and sometimes eye pressure. Monitor pressure. ...Read more
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
My friend had a hyphema surgery on saturday, 13th april, and she's still not seeing at all by sunday, 14th april, will she still see later after days?
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
Is angle recession seen on slit lamp within a week after hyphema, which causes traumatic glaucoma? Or it can remain undiagnosed and require follow ups?
Depends: You probably had a blow to the eye which tore the angle, the site of fluid drainage from the eye and the cause of the hyphema. Healing occurs with the angle more open and scar tissue formation over some of the drains. The risk of glaucoma depends upon how much was recessed and how much scar your eye angle made. You should get regular, probably yearly, pressure measurements. ...Read more
Absolutely: A hyphema is blood in the aqueous fluid in the front of the eye, and can range from minor to very severe. Any patient with a hyphema (little or big) should have follow up care by an eye doctor to ensure there aren't other issues (elevated eye pressure, damage to the drainage system of the eye, associated trauma to the retina, etc.). ...Read more
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
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
I had traumatic hyphema more than two weeks ago and I still have blurred vision. When will my vision normalize?
Depends: Eye shield can reduce the incidence of trauma in an eye with a hyphema, thus reducing the recurrence of re-bleeding. For this reason, some doctors request patients keep fairly inactive until they are healed. Also, its a good idea to be on a cycloplegic agent to prevent the pupil from moving. You really need to ask the doctor who is following you. Many patients don't wear eye shield at all. ...Read more
At least 5 days: The risk of rebleed is about 5 days depending on the situation, it will vary. Some patients are admitted for close observation. Activity restriction is very important. ...Read more
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
My son had ball hit his eye resulting in Hyphema 5 days back. He is now on Homide and Vigadexa drops. Blood has almost gone but he is still feelin...
Many options: How small was the ball and was the hit glancing or direct? Can he see now that the blood has cleared? This type of hit produces a traumatic iritis which can last several weeks: pain, light sensitivity, headaches are all common. Long term concerns: retinal contusion with choroidal rupture, vision loss due to this, long term glaucoma monitoring needed. Hopefully in ophthalmologic care. ...Read more
Hyphema after blunttruama 20 days now but vision is little blur pupil of eye is still dilated can't see close viewable please help?
Probably dilated: Your vision is likely blurred from the red capped medicine (cyclogyl, homatropine, or atropine) that your md prescribed. This med prevents the eye from focusing ; the iris from constricting. You may be blurry from the injury, as in possible cataract, retinal issues, inflammation. Once your md stops the red capped dilator: your focus may return to normal, barring iris injury. Try some +2.50 readers. ...Read more
Dad had a glaucoma surgery a month ago and had hyphema since then and his doctor still tell him to wait cz his pressure is low and blood is far?
Hyphema: As long as his postoperative course is being closely monitored, appropriate interventions will be performed. Post-glaucoma surgery hyphemas may occur, as a result of creating an opening in the white part of the eye. These usually resolve with time and medical management. Ocassionally a procedure is performed to wash out the blood. As the iop is low, a cautious wait period is acceptable. ...Read more
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