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Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Nov;20(6):476-8.

Blindness from acute angle-closure glaucoma after blepharoplasty.

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Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 0SU, Scotland, United Kingdom.


An elderly man had acute angle-closure glaucoma soon after undergoing bilateral lower eyelid blepharoplasty that resulted in complete loss of vision in one eye. Glaucoma is a rare complication of blepharoplasty surgery; only two previous cases have been reported to our knowledge. Risk factors for the development of glaucoma in the setting of blepharoplasty are discussed.

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