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Hyphema

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, Paul Evans, Philip K Nicholls, David Williams

Introduction

  • Hemorrhage within the anterior chamber.
  • Cause: many causes including trauma, neoplasia, coagulopathies Hemostatic disorders: acquired, systemic hypertension Hypertension (renal disease, hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism  , cardiac disease), uveitis Anterior uvea: traumatic uveitis.
  • Signs: blood in anterior chamber, ocular pain, red eye, trauma.
  • Diagnosis: history, signs, ophthalmoscopy.
  • Treatment: according to etiology.
  • Prognosis: depends on etiology.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Sansom T, Barnett K C, Dunn K A et al (1994) Ocular disease associated with hypertension in 16 cats. JSAP 35 (12), 604-611 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Barnett K C & Crispin S M Feline Ophthalmology W B Saunders 10, 109-110.
  • Gelatt K N Veterinary Ophthalmology. In: Feline Ophthalmology. 2nd Edition, 14, pp 547-562.
  • Petersen-Jones S & Crispin S (2002) BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Ophthalmology. 2nd edn. British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN 0 905214 54 4


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