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Symptoms and Signs of Bleeding in Eye (Hyphema) Causes, Symptoms, Signs, Home and Medical Treatment

Doctor's Notes on Bleeding in Eye (Hyphema) Causes, Symptoms, Signs, Home and Medical Treatment

Hyphema (bleeding in the eye) is a term that means there is blood collecting in the anterior chamber (space between the cornea and the iris) of the eye. Signs and symptoms of a hyphema include pain in or around the eye, aches and crampy feelings in the eye, blurred vision, and possible conjunctival redness and swelling. Some individuals may have increased ocular pressure.

Trauma (blunt, penetrating or perforating) is the most common cause of hyphema. Other causes are abnormal blood vessels, clotting disorders, anticoagulating medicines, post eye surgery, and other problems like inflammation due to infections, vitreoretinal disease, “UGH” syndrome (uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome), leukemia and juvenile xanthogranuloma disease.

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Medically Reviewed on 3/11/2019

REFERENCE:

Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.

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