Minnesota Hyphema Attorney

If your injury is a result of another person’s negligence and you have developed hyphema, you may be entitled to compensation.  Contact Tarshish Cody PLC on 952-361-5556 to learn more about hyphema and to discuss the details of your case.

What is Hyphema?

When blood accumulates in the front chamber of the eye, between the iris and cornea, this condition is called hyphema.  When the eye sustains a direct hit, the blood vessels in the iris can break, causing them to lead blood into the anterior chamber and combine with the clear aqueous fluid, resulting in blurred vision.  The blood may pool at the bottom of the iris or appear as a reddish tinge to the eye.

Symptoms and Treatment

Eye trauma victims need to be aware of other symptoms when the blood is not visible:

  • sensitivity to light
  • blurred vision
  • pain in the eye
  • increased eye pressure

The blood can be reabsorbed without treatment in mild cases of hyphema, however in more severe cases, treatment can include:

  • using ice packs
  • avoiding strenuous activity
  • bed rest and elevating head to 45-60 degrees with both eyes closed
  • removing the blood if the eye pressure increases
  • using eye drops

Avoid taking NSAIDs or aspirin because they are blood thinners and can cause additional bleeding.

Complications of Hyphema

To obtain the best recovery, it is important to follow treatment instructions to avoid any complications of hyphema, including:

  • glaucoma
  • recurring bleeding
  • cornea damage (causing permanent cloudy vision)
  • vision loss

Tarshish Cody is Minnesota’s premier personal injury law firm with extensive experience handling eye injury cases.  If you are an eye injury victim, we welcome your call on 952-361-5556 (or fill out the free Case Evaluation Form)to speak to one of our expert eye injury attorneys and learn more about how we can help you.


yes no 

yes no 

yes no 


yes no 

yes no 

yes no 



From The BlogView All Personal Injury Posts

Was Your Insurance Claim Denied By State Farm? Learn What You Can Do.

Quick Facts About State Farm Insurance State Farm is an insurance company based out of Bloomington, Illinois. The company was founded in 1922 and has approximately 59,000 employees. The three most popular products offered by State Farm are auto insurance (with 84 million policies and accounts), fire insurance (28 million), and life insurance (8 million). […]

Read the full article →
Four Tarshish Cody Attorneys Selected as 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars

July 27, 2020 — Minneapolis, MN:  Tarshish Cody attorneys Benjamin Tarshish, Scott Cody, Adam Strauss, and Kyle Kosieracki were selected to the 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star list. Tarshish Cody’s chair of both the Employee Rights and False Claims Act/Whistleblower practice groups, Scott Cody was selected for the third consecutive year. This was also […]

Read the full article →

Attorneys Practicing In This Area

No Fees Until You Collect No Fees Until You Collect

Featured By