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?
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?
If the Hyphema is mild, it can heal on its own, however, if it is severe, the doctor may recommend medication and eye drops to treat Hyphema.
DID YOU KNOW?
If Hyphema is left untreated, it can cause permanent vision problems.