What are the supportive measures used in the treatment of hyphema glaucoma?

Updated: Jul 29, 2020
  • Author: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Wearing a metal or hard plastic shield at all times (during the day and at night) is recommended. Patching is recommended when a risk of corneal staining exists; however, measurements should be taken for occlusion amblyopia.

Strict bed rest has not been shown to be beneficial in comparison to mild activity.

Head elevation (up to 30°) helps level the blood inferiorly and keeps the central cornea and pupil aperture clean.

Aspirin should be avoided to prevent rebleeding.

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