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Loss of vision associated with surgical treatment of zygomatic-orbital floor fracture.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
0032-1052
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
68
Issue
1
Pages
94–99
Identifiers
PMID: 7244006
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case of visual loss associated with surgical repair of a zygomatic-orbital floor fracture is presented. A review of the literature indicates relatively few cases of blindness reported in association with surgical intervention for these fractures; however, it must be recognized that this serious complication does occur. The patient's ocular status should be evaluated before, during, and after orbital surgery.

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