What is hyphema glaucoma?

Updated: Jul 29, 2020
  • Author: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Hyphema is the collection of red blood cells in the anterior chamber. A microhyphema occurs when the red blood cells are only detectable microscopically. In a macroscopic hyphema (hyphema), a visible layer of red blood cells in the anterior chamber may be detected even without the aid of slit-lamp magnification. Complications are more frequently related to hyphema than microhyphema.


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