What is the prognosis for hyphema glaucoma?

Updated: Jul 29, 2020
  • Author: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Prognosis depends on the size of the hyphema. Patients with a small-sized hyphema have a good prognosis with simple management and treatment. Patients whose eyes undergo rebleeding have a poor prognosis because they have a larger sized hyphema and are also more likely to have higher IOP.

Patients who undergo surgery for anterior chamber wash-out or for ocular injury repair following initial trauma also have a poorer prognosis.

Total hyphema is difficult to treat, and the visual outcome is usually poor.

In some studies, final vision was found better than 20/50 in almost 75% of all hyphema cases.


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