Corneal Perforation During Laser Blepharoplasty

Darlington, Jason K.; Lee, W. Barry; Schwab, Ivan R.
July 2006
Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p327
Academic Journal
A 61-year-old woman presented with photophobia, pain, epiphora, and decreased vision as a result of two iatrogenic corneal perforations sustained during carbon dioxide laser blepharoplasty. The management and course of the case are outlined. Laser blepharoplasty complications are reviewed. This case highlights the potential occurrence of corneal penetration with laser blepharoplasty. Meticulous awareness of the laser effects on periocular tissue must be kept in mind at all times during laser blepharoplasty to avoid unnecessary intraocular side effects and undesirable postoperative outcomes.


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