Retrobulbar Hemorrhage

Craig D. Lewis; Julian D. Perry


Expert Rev Ophthalmol. 2007;2(04):557-570. 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


Retrobulbar hemorrhage is an uncommon, vision-threatening complication of orbit and eyelid surgery. We review the incidence of retrobulbar hemorrhage, risk factors, orbital anatomy, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment options. Preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative measures to prevent retrobulbar hemorrhage are discussed, and a treatment algorithm is presented.


Retrobulbar hemorrhage represents a rare, vision-threatening complication of orbital and eyelid surgery.


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