Hyphaema | definition of hyphaema by Medical dictionary
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Blood in the anterior chamber of the eye.
[G. hyphaimos, suffused with blood]
hyphaema A layer of blood in the front chamber of the eye between the back of the CORNEA and the front of the IRIS. This usually results from blunt injury and in most cases the blood reabsorbs without complication and vision is restored. In some cases a serious secondary bleed occurs 3–5 days after the injury.
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17) Examination revealed a small hyphaema and dense vitreous haemorrhage.
For example, cases of aniridia with associated weakness in iris vessels may present with spontaneous hyphaema and markedly elevated IOP.