Hyphema: Considerations in the Small Animal Patient
Hifema: Considerações no Paciente de Pequenos Animais
Classification, diagnosis, and treatment of hemorrhage into the anterior chamber of the eye, or hyphema, can be a challenging and frustrating process for many practitioners, especially in emergency situations. This review outlines an inclusive list of causes, diagnostics, and treatments for traumatic and nontraumatic hyphema in both canine and feline patients. The review is tailored to small animal practitioners, especially in emergency practice, and is designed to provide concise but thorough descriptions on investigating underlying causes of hyphema and treating accordingly.
Keywords: bleeding; canine; emergency; feline; hemorrhage; hyphema.