Hyphemia

  • Hyphaema is a term used to describe bleeding in the anterior chamber (the space between the cornea and the iris) of the eye.
  • It occurs when blood spills into the clear aqueous usually following an injury to the eye
  • Even the slightest amount of blood in the anterior chamber will cause decreased vision when mixed in the clear aqueous fluid.
  • An eye specialist (ophthalmologist) must be consulted immediately

Link: eyewiki.aao.org/Hyphema

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