JUL 15, 2019
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Facial Injectables, Oculoplastics/Orbit
In this 1-Minute Video, Dr. Jill Foster offers tips for managing patients who lose vision after injection of soft-tissue facial fillers. The ophthalmic artery can become obstructed after intravascular injection with retrograde filling and anterior-grade flow, she notes. This disruption in ocular circulation can damage or destroy vision. Such complications may be prevented by injecting small aliquots slowly and with low flow, and avoiding high-risk injection areas such as the glabellar area, the nose or the nasal route. When evaluating a patient with diminished vision following facial filler injection, consider performing ocular massage or injecting intraorbital hyaluronidase.
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