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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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Traumatic hyphema

Contributed by Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Antoinette Venckus, CRA

A hyphema is a collection of blood in the anterior chamber. Patients are at risk of elevated intraocular pressure and subsequent re-bleeding. Corneal blood staining may occur. This patient presented with a layered hyphema after blunt eye trauma.

collection of blood in the anterior chamber

slit lamp: collection of blood in the anterior chamber


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last updated: 11/03/2015