112. “I've Got Blood in my Eye”

  1. Christopher P. Holstege MD2,3,4,
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD2,5,
  3. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE6,7 and
  4. William J. Brady MD8,9,10
  1. Chris S. Bergstrom MD, OD1 and
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD2,5

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch112

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bergstrom, C. S. and Baer, A. B. (2011) “I've Got Blood in my Eye”, in Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition (eds C. P. Holstege, A. B. Baer, J. M. Pines and W. J. Brady), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch112

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 3

    Blue Ridge Poison Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 4

    Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  4. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  5. 6

    Center for Health Care Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  6. 7

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  7. 8

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  8. 9

    Center for Emergency Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  9. 10

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad & Albemarle County, Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333473

Online ISBN: 9781444397994

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Keywords:

  • Case 2 “I've Got Blood in my Eye”;
  • traumatic hyphema, as blood in anterior chamber of eye - result of blunt globe trauma;
  • complete ocular examination - for ruling out a ruptured globe;
  • intraocular pressure elevation, greater than 25 mmHg - in 25% of patients with a hyphema;
  • treatment for hyphemas, supportive - unless intraocular pressure, being uncontrolled;
  • carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, avoided - in patients with sickle cell disease, medications inducing sickling;
  • intraocular pressure, measured in patients - with a hyphema, globe rupture ruled out

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