Hyphema is a collection of blood inside the anterior chamber of the eye i.e. the space between the cornea and the iris. When the blood covers most or all of the iris and the pupil, it leads to Hyphema, which blocks the vision completely or partially. The symptoms and signs of Hyphema include pain in the eye, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, visible blood in the front of the eye, and many more.
HOW IS HYPHEMA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same would be done by an Ophthalmology who would check your eyes for vision issues. These also include eye blood pressure test, vision and CT scan.
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?
Complications of Hyphema result in permanent vision loss