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December 1973

Blindness Following Blepharoplasty

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia; Los Angeles; Burlington, Vt
From the Department of Surgery (Head and Neck), University of California School of Medicine, Center for the Health Sciences, Los Angeles. Dr. Jafek is now with the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Human Communication, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;98(6):366-369. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780020380002

Visual loss following blepharoplasty is rare in occurrence and even more rare in medical literature. A case involving a 57-year-old woman with blepharoplasty apparently secondary to intraorbital hemorrhage is reported. The signs and symptoms along with a possible mechanism of injury and modes of therapy are discussed.

Awareness of the potential severity of intraorbital hemorrhage with prompt recognition and institution of decisive therapy should result in fairly rapid and complete visual recovery.