Comparison of medical treatment for traumatic hyphema

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This study was prompted by the lack of a universally accepted treatment of traumatic hyphema. In addition, the guarded prognosis that must be offered, even in the smallest hyphema, provides impetus to determine the most effective method for prophylaxis and treatment of its major complications: secondary hemorrhage, secondary glaucoma, blood staining of the cornea, and optic atrophy. A prospective study of the treatment of traumatic hyphema in 137 consecutive cases was conducted. Two treatment regimens were compared: bed rest, bilateral ocular patches, and sedation; and ambulation ad lib, patching of the traumatized eye only, and no sedation. Eye drops were not administered in either regimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)OP799-OP815
JournalTransactions of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974
Externally publishedYes

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