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June 1980

Blindness Following Frontal Sinus Irrigation: Report of a Case

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(6):358-360. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790300046009

• Visual loss is a rare and dreaded complication of surgical procedures of the paranasal sinuses. A case of sudden unilateral blindness following irrigation of the frontal sinus is presented and the presumptive pathophysiology is discussed. An awareness of this potential complication as well as early diagnosis with prompt medical and surgical management are essential.

(Arch Otolaryngol 106:358-360, 1980)