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Traumatic hyphema

The following is a summary of the systematic review findings up to the date of our most recent literature search. If you have a specific clinical case, we strongly recommend you read all of the relevant references as cited and look for additional material published outside our search dates.


A series of seven children aged 4-14 years presented with hyphema ranging from 5-14% as a consequence of being struck in the eye with a belt 1


Coexistent facial and trunk bruising was also reported in one case, but no details given relating to further assessment for fractures or other injuries


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  1. Calzada JI, Kerr NC. Traumatic hyphemas in children secondary to corporal punishment with a belt. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2003;135(5):719-720 [Pubmed]


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