Delayed orbital hemorrhage after routine strabismus surgery

Todd, B, Sullivan, TJ and Gole, GA (2001) Delayed orbital hemorrhage after routine strabismus surgery. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 131 6: 818-819. doi:10.1016/S0002-9394(00)00907-7


Author Todd, B
Sullivan, TJ
Gole, GA
Title Delayed orbital hemorrhage after routine strabismus surgery
Journal name American Journal of Ophthalmology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-9394
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0002-9394(00)00907-7
Volume 131
Issue 6
Start page 818
End page 819
Total pages 2
Editor Dr B R Straatsma
Place of publication United States
Publisher Elsevier Science
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject CX
321016 Opthalmology and Vision Science
730111 Hearing, vision, speech and their disorders
Abstract PURPOSE: To report a case of delayed rectus muscle hemorrhage after strabismus surgery. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: Rectus muscle hemorrhage occurred 36 hours after strabismus surgery in a 26-year-old man, causing temporary loss of vision and reduced ocular motility. Urgent lateral cantholysis and orbital exploration to restore hemostasis were undertaken. Full recovery of vision occurred and a small residual motility disturbance was present 3 months postoperatively. CONCLUSION: Delayed rectus muscle hemorrhage post-strabismus surgery is rare but can have sight-threatening effects. When vision is threatened because of optic nerve compromise, urgent orbital exploration may allow full recovery of function. (Am J Ophthalmol 2001;131: 818-819, (C) 2001 by Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.).
Keyword Ophthalmology
Q-Index Code CX

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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