The bleeding caused in the anterior chamber of the eye is known as hyphema. The bleeding can be caused due to injury or trauma to the eye. Eye pain and blurred vision are experienced by patients with hyphema.
HOW IS HYPHEMA DIAGNOSED?
In addition to asking detailed questions about the eye injury an ophthalmologist would perform a thorough eye examination. A test to check visual acuity or clarity and eye pressure is usually performed and a doctor would use a slit lamp to look inside the eye.
HOW IS HYPHEMA TREATED?
In most cases the treatment includes eye drops to help in clearing out the blood clotting or collection. The patient can be asked to wear patches, restrict turning the eye at certain angles and maintain healthy body pressure too.
DID YOU KNOW?
If the pressure in the eye increases there is a risk of vision loss and permanent eye damage.