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.
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