What are the possible complications of hyphema?

Updated: Jan 18, 2019
  • Author: David L Nash, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Complications of traumatic hyphema may be directly attributed to the retention of blood in the anterior chamber. In addition to glaucoma, the four most significant complications include posterior synechiae, peripheral anterior synechiae, corneal bloodstaining, and optic atrophy. [11, 26]


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