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June 1974

Ocular Hypertension Following Use of an Antral Balloon

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology (Drs. Gelman and Skolnik) and the Department of Ophthalmology (Dr. Janzen) of the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, College of Medicine; of the University of Illinois and the University of Illinois Hospital Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;99(6):449-450. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780030463013

Acute ocular hypertension was caused by excessive inflation of an intramaxillary sinus balloon used to splint an orbital floor fracture. Intraocular pressure returned to normal with decompression of the balloon, thus avoiding possible permanent visual impairment.

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