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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-54

Reversible blindness following squash ball injury

1 Classified Specialist (Ophthalmology) Military Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Senior Advisor (Ophthalmology), Command Hospital (NC),Udhampur, India
3 Senior Advisor (Ophthalmology), Military Hospital, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Senior Advisor (Ophthalmology), Command Hospital (SC), Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Avinash Mishra
Classified Specialist (Ophthalmology), Military Hospital, Ahemdabad Cant, Hanuman Camp, Shahibag, Ahemdabad - 380 004, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/1597-1112.139487

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Hyphema is the presence of red blood cells in the anterior chamber and is the most common mode of clinical presentation, after significant ocular trauma. Traumatic hyphema is an opthalmic emergency and its treatment is generally medical; however, occurrence of secondary hemorrhage may necessitate surgical intervention. Though hyphema is of such a common occurrence there is still a lack of agreement about its management protocols basically involving medical management versus an early surgical intervention. Controversy also exists regarding the various strategies to be adopted to prevent rebleeding.Here, we report an interesting case of a young patient who developed total hyphema, following a squash ball injury. He was initially managed conservatively but suffered rebleeding into the anterior chamber along with its associated complications and finally required an active surgical intervention. He showed a remarkable postsurgical improvement and was finally discharged with a normal visual acuity of 6/6 in both eyes.

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