The buildup of fluid (blood)& pressure in the eye in the anterior chamber, following a blunt trauma or a systemic blood disorder such as sickle cell anemia or hemophilia . Blood in the anterior chamber is not harmful unless it is excessive enough to damage the adjacent trabecular meshwork and obstruct the outflow of aqueous humor, which can result in late glaucoma.
What are the symptoms?
Blurred vision, pain, light sensitivity and excessive watering of the eye.
What is the treatment?
Thorough examination of the structures of the eye is important. An X-ray or CT scan may be performed to rule out a fracture if it was caused by blunt trauma. Steroids and topical beta-blockers may be prescribed to reduce pressure in the eye; acetaminophen is used to manage pain since aspirin and ibuprofen can increase the amount of bleeding.
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