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How long will it take for a hyphema (squash ball) eye injury take to heal?
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on severity
A microhyphema without blood layering may resolve in a few days.
An "eight-ball" hyphema or completely filled anterior chamber may take weeks to heal and may even require surgical evacuation. Rebleeding and secondary glaucoma are common and prolong resolution of hemorrhage.

In brief: Depends on severity
A microhyphema without blood layering may resolve in a few days.
An "eight-ball" hyphema or completely filled anterior chamber may take weeks to heal and may even require surgical evacuation. Rebleeding and secondary glaucoma are common and prolong resolution of hemorrhage.
Dr. David Kira
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