When is inpatient care indicated for 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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The clot is least adherent to the surrounding tissues on the fourth day following the injury; this is the preferred time for surgery, when it is needed.

Hyphema may be washed out or removed with a vitrectomy instrument.

In some cases, a trabeculectomy may be necessary to control intraocular pressure (IOP).


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