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Recovery Expected Hyphema
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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