- Hyphema symptoms
- Hyphema reasons
- Treatment of the Hyphema
The hyphema is bleeding in an anterior chamber of an eye, space between a cornea and an iris. It is known that the iris is a front department of a choroid of an eye, and fabric it is really rich with blood vessels which are sources of a hyphema.
The hyphema at its sufficient sizes can be seen rather easily with the naked eye. As blood cell it is heavier than the watery moisture of an eye filling normal an anterior chamber they settle on its bottom when the person is in vertical position. When the person lays down, blood is shaken up, blood cells turn into suspension, and sight, naturally, worsens. Even at a small amount of blood in an anterior chamber, sight is considerably reduced as the weighed blood cells strongly scatter light.
* Reduced sight (up to ability only to feel light)
* Accumulation of blood in an anterior chamber
* Rise in intraocular pressure in certain cases
Most often bleeding in an anterior chamber of an eye is caused, of course, by a stupid injury of an eye. The hyphema can also be a complication of surgeries on an eye and can be connected with abnormal vessels of an iris, diseases of blood and vessels, and also certain eye tumors.
Treatment of the Hyphema:
Treatment depends on the specific reason of a hyphema and its volume. Often blood resolves spontaneously within several days, especially if there is not a lot of it. For acceleration of process resorptional treatment is appointed. During these days the doctor will watch the intraocular pressure as cells of the streamed blood are taken natural current of watery moisture in drainage system of an eye and kill her. Drops which reduce pressure can be in that case appointed.
At large volumes of blood, in the absence of effect of conservative resorptional therapy and emergence of complications, such as increase in intraocular pressure, blood smears on a cornea surgical washing away of a hyphema is carried out.