Delayed orbital hematoma after lateral canthoplasty Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Eyelids
  • Hematoma
  • Orbital Diseases


  • A 76-year-old man was referred to the oculoplastic surgery service with a retrobulbar hemorrhage 1 day after intraocular surgery. A canthotomy and inferior cantholysis was performed. The patient then developed a new orbital hematoma in the region of the canthotomy 14 days later. The patient was treated conservatively with warm compresses and close observation with continued resolution of the secondary hematoma. Visual complications from the secondary hematoma may have been avoided by delaying closure of the initial canthotomy wound. Ophthalmologists should be aware of the risk of bleeding after lateral canthal procedures, particularly in patients who have already presented with ocular or periocular hemorrhagic complications. A brief review of orbital hemorrhage following eyelid surgery is provided.

publication date

  • November 2010



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181d125f4

PubMed ID

  • 20683370

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 481

end page

  • 3


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