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Hyphema (Bleeding in Eye) (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Hyphema is a medical emergency. Call your ophthalmologist (a medical doctor who specializes in eye care and surgery) for an immediate appointment. If you cannot contact your ophthalmologist, go to a hospital's emergency department.

Questions to Ask the Doctor

  • What is the size of the hyphema?
  • Are there any signs of permanent damage to the eye?
  • Are there any signs of permanent vision loss?
  • How can I prevent this injury from happening again?
  • When may I resume my regular activities?
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