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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

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


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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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Can you tell me is full recovery expected from a hyphema?

Can you tell me is full recovery expected from a 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

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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?

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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What is the definition or description of: hyphema?

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

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I was diagnosed with hyphema. I'm getting occasional blur, what to do?

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

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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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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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Could inversion cause hyphema?

Yes: Increased pressure from hanging upside down can elevate pressure inside the eye and cause bleeding. ...Read more

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If a person has eight-ball hyphema, can he see?

No: A 8-ball hyphema is an emergency go the er now. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: This should clear up as long as she doesn't have are-bleed, or vision loss due to damage from elevated intraocular pressure to the nerve or damage to the lens or retina from the trauma. ...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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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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Can I play video games even if I have a hyphema?

I would not.: Follow your ophthalmologist's instructions for treatment of you hyphema. ...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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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?

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

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Hyphema cause blurred vision?

Hyphema cause blurred vision?

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

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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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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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I had traumatic hyphema more than two weeks ago and I still have blurred vision. When will my vision normalize?

I had traumatic hyphema more than two weeks ago and I still have blurred vision. When will my vision normalize?

Depends: This depends on the level of blood and inflammation caused by the injury. You should be under the care of an eye doctor. This condition can lead to other problems if not properly managed. ...Read more

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How much time do I need to wear eye shield after small traumatic hyphema?

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

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For what length of time do I need to wear eye shield after small traumatic hyphema?

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

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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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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...

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

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I got a hyphema, could it result in permanent partial vision loss in that eye?

I got a hyphema, could it result in permanent partial vision loss in that eye?

Possibly: A hyphema usually is resorbed without permanent vision loss. However, if the blood stains the cornea, or the pressure inside the eye increases without appropriate treatment, permanent vision loss can result. ...Read more

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Hyphema after blunttruama 20 days now but vision is little blur pupil of eye is still dilated can't see close viewable please help?

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

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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?

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

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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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Blood In Eye (Definition)

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