Saturday, February 16, 2008

Answer: VizD Challenge Week of 2/8/08

Congratulations to John, this week's VizD winner.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

John is the winner of $5

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1. What is the diagnosis?
2. What is a common, worrisome complication of this condition?

1. Hyphema - layering of blood in the anterior chamber of the eye

2. The most worrisome complication is re-bleeding that leads to a rise in intraocular pressure due to an obstruction of the trabecular meshwork (drainage from the anterior chamber) leading to glaucoma.

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