Hyphema is a condition that affects the eye and here there is a pooling or collection of blood inside the anterior eye chamber, which in turn completely covers the iris and the pupil too. In these cases, there are visible blood traces seen in the eyes and there is also the issue of blurry vision. Alongside, there is pain, blocked vision and in some cases blood is also not visible.
HOW IS HYPHEMA DIAGNOSED?
An Ophthalmologist diagnoses Hyphema by conducting a physical examination, detailed eye check-up to examine the eye, and eye pressure check.
HOW IS HYPHEMA TREATED?
Mild Hyphema heals by itself within a week or so. Over the counter pain medication helps ease the pain. Eye drops may be prescribed for limiting any inflammation. An eye patch may be worn on the affected eye. The eye pressure should be checked daily. Sleeping in an elevated position helps body to absorb blood.
DID YOU KNOW?
If the pressure in the eye increases there is a risk of vision loss and permanent eye damage.