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Can hyphema cause blindness?

Is it possible to suffer blindness because of hyphema? How can hyphema affect our vision?
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  • walkercounty


    Yes, it is very possible for you to get blindness because of hyphema. You should ignore this little eye disease which will make your eye sight get weak and then let you see nothing at all. Once your eyes nerves get wrong, your tears gland system will work in disorder too. You may see things not that clear. You need to treat your eyes as soon as possible to avoid the future serious problems.
  • dale


    May be you have no idea about hypehema. Actually, hypehema is bleeding in eye. Trauma to the eye may initially cause a small hyphema. Other causes are industrial accidents, falls, and fights. This condition may last for 3-5 days. During this time, you may feel pain in eye and even get blurry vision. However, it is rarely to cause blindness. Seek an ophthalmologist as soon as possible is the first thing that you must do. Because it is a medical emergency.
  • cheesykittycat


    People get hyphema often because of trauma. You eyes will be bleeding inside. You can check you eyes in the mirror to see how bad it is, but you'd better go to hospital first. Don't mess around with your eyes, so seek treatment in time instead of stay at home. The bleeding may continue for days. If not hurt badly, you are not going to be blind. You need to make sure if there is other damages in your eyes. You may get sequelae if the hyphema is a serious one. Wish you a good recovery!
  • Ryan evelyn


    No. Hyphema is an accumulation of blood in front of the iris, usually resulting from an injury. While the outermost layers or whites of the eyeball contain capillaries, the internal chambers of the eye contain no blood vessels. Instead, the eye has its own special circulatory system, consisting of a transparent liquid known as aqueous humor. If a capillary over the iris bursts, blood may seep into the aqueous humor and cause visual problems.Fortunately, aqueous humor flows constantly across the iris and is reabsorbed by a network of small veins that empty into the bloodstream. The blood from a hyphema is usually carried away from the eye by the flow of the aqueous humor within a matter of days, and vision returns to normal.However, a blood clot may block the small veins responsible for reabsorbing the aqueous humor, causing pressure to build up in the eyeball. This may result in damage to the optic nerve from glaucoma, a sight-threatening increase in pressure within the eye.Similarly, damage from the injury that caused the hyphema may lead to glaucoma. The risk of glaucoma is greater with larger hyphemas or in cases when, after the blood has disappeared, there is subsequent bleeding and recurrence of hyphema.

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