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July 1987

Blindness as a Complication of Rhinoplasty

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(7):768-769. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860070082022

• Blindness following elective cosmetic surgery can be a devastating complication, for the patient as well as the surgeon. A case of unilateral blindness secondary to central retinal artery occlusion following an open septorhinoplasty is presented. Possible causes of blindness following rhinoplasty and steps to prevent this complication are addressed.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1987;113:768-769)

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