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December 1971

Ocular Muscle Palsy: Results Following Alcohol Injection of Infraorbital Nerve

Author Affiliations

From the departments of otolaryngology (Dr. Morrison) and ophthalmology (Dr. Kalina), University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;94(6):571-573. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770070871014

Injection of 1 ml of absolute alcohol into the infraorbital canal was followed by temporary partial ophthalmoplegia. Limitation of the volume of alcohol injected probably will prevent this transient but unwelcome complication.