Retrobulbar Hemorrhage

Craig D. Lewis; Julian D. Perry

Disclosures

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

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Abstract and Introduction

Abstract

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.

Introduction

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

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