Eenzijdige blindheid na een neuscorrectie met filler

Translated title of the contribution: Unilateral blindness following a nonsurgical rhinoplasty with filler

Leonie W. Schelke*, Mark Fick, Laurentius J. Van Rijn, Tom Decates, Peter J. Velthuis, Frank Niessen

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BACKGROUND: A rare but known adverse event following a cosmetic filler treatment is unilateral blindness. In the Netherlands, this complication has not been reported in a patient before.

CASE DESCRIPTION: A 26-year-old woman developed unilateral blindness after undergoing a cosmetic treatment of the dorsum nasi in which hyaluronic acid was used as filler. The blindness was caused by backflow of the filler via the ophthalmic artery into the carotid internal artery.

CONCLUSION: There is no proven effective treatment for this adverse event. Therefore prevention is of great importance. This requires knowledge of the anatomy of the facial blood vessels and a well-developed injection technique.

Translated title of the contributionUnilateral blindness following a nonsurgical rhinoplasty with filler
Original languageDutch
Article numberD1246
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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