Traumatic hyphema: surgical vs medical management.

  title={Traumatic hyphema: surgical vs medical management.},
  author={J. Read},
  journal={Annals of ophthalmology},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={659-62, 664-6, 668-70}
  • J. Read
  • Published 1975 in Annals of ophthalmology
We undertook a prospective study of traumatic hyphema during the years 1970 through 1972 to compare the effects of medical management and surgical evacuation in the more severe hyphemas. A protocol for sutdy of the two regimens enabled us to compare the results of therapy. The findings indicate that medical management is preferable for the initial 4 days in major hyphemas. Surgical intervention does not offer improvement in the poor prognosis of total hyphemas during this early period. The… CONTINUE READING