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      Measurement of Hyphema: A Clinical Method

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      Ophthalmic Research

      S. Karger AG

      Hyphema, Anterior chamber, Corneal diameter

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          The purpose of this study was to devise a simple and reliable method of accurately measuring hyphema in the anterior chamber. Simple measurements of specific ocular characteristics, namely the corneal diameter and the vertical height of the blood column, are all that is required. Reference tables were generated to determine the amount of blood in the anterior chamber, and the percentage of volume occupied by blood.

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          Journal
          ORE
          Ophthalmic Res
          10.1159/issn.0030-3747
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3747
          1423-0259
          1988
          1988
          10 December 2009
          : 20
          : 5
          : 332-336
          Affiliations
          Departments of aOphthalmology and cPhysiology and Endocrinology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga.; bDepartment of Mathematics, Augusta College, Augusta, Ga., USA
          Article
          266739 Ophthalmic Res 1988;20:332–336
          10.1159/000266739
          3186204
          © 1988 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
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          Vision sciences, Ophthalmology & Optometry, Pathology

          Corneal diameter, Hyphema, Anterior chamber

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