What Causes Hyphema?
Hyphema s usually caused by injuries to the eye from accidents or playing sports. Hyphema can be caused by other, less common things, including:
Always wear the right eye protection when playing sports.
Because most hyphemas happen because of sports injuries, it is important to wear protective eyewear. Sports injuries, especially with small balls like racquetballs, can cause serious eye problems. Besides hyphema, these injuries can cause cataracts, retinal detachments and glaucoma and lead to blindness. If you hurt your eye, see an ophthalmologist right away.