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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

Medem, Inc, Medical Library, Eye Health

Synonyms and Keywords

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

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WebMD Medical Reference from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed on October 25, 2005

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