Hyphema (Bleeding in Eye) (cont.)
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Someone who has been in the hospital for hyphema can wear an eye shield for two weeks following the trauma to the eye. You will need additional, extensive eye examinations for at least two to four weeks.
Also, avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks or according to your doctor's instructions.
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.
John D. Sheppard, MD, MMSc
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