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Risk of Secondary Hemorrhage in Traumatic Hyphema

Purpose:

To determine the risk of secondary bleeding into the anterior chamber for a patient with hyphema after ocular trauma.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

S05

Description:

Hyphema, or bleeding into the anterior chamber (AC) of the eye, may occur after trauma. The risk of secondary bleeding can be predicted if the status of 4 risk factors is known. This can help decide whether or not to treat prophylactically, with those at high risk likely to benefit.

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