What causes hyphema glaucoma?

Updated: Jul 29, 2020
  • Author: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Trauma is the major cause.

Other causes include the following:

  • Rubeosis iridis

  • Surgery (during or after)

  • Iritis (eg, Fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis, herpes simplex, herpes zoster)

  • Intraocular tumors (eg, juvenile xanthogranuloma, retinoblastoma, malignant melanoma)

  • Iris varix, pupillary microhemangiomas

  • Following laser trabeculoplasty or iridotomy

  • Sickle cell disease/trait

  • UGH syndrome

  • Spontaneous hyphema associated with anticoagulant treatment, hemophilia, and other blood disorders

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