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    Hyphema (Bleeding in Eye)

    Next Steps - Follow-up

    Someone who has been in the hospital for hyphema should wear an eye shield for 2 weeks following the trauma to the eye. You will need additional, extensive eye examinations for at least 2-4 weeks.

    Also, avoid strenuous activities for 2 weeks.

    Every year, you should be checked for the development of glaucoma. Any significant eye trauma can damage the eye's drainage system and put someone who has had a hyphema at risk for glaucoma.

    Prevention

    Hyphema can occur with any trauma to the eye. Wear protective eyewear whenever you play a sport that recommends it.

    For More Information

    American Academy of Ophthalmology
    655 Beach Street
    Box 7424
    San Francisco, CA 94120
    (415) 561-8500

    Web Links

    American Academy of Ophthalmology

     

    Synonyms and Keywords

    microhyphema, bleeding in the eye, eight ball, black hyphema, black eye

    WebMD Medical Reference from eMedicineHealth

    Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on April 26, 2016
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