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Saturday, October 06, 2012

RETINAL ARTERY OCCLUSION IS A POSSIBLE COMPLICATION OF FACIAL FILLERS

According to this study in the American Journal of Ophthalmology:
Cosmetic filler injections into the glabellar region or nasolabial fold can cause retinal artery occlusion. Iatrogenic ophthalmic artery occlusion is associated with painful blindness, a thin choroid, brain infarction, and poor visual outcomes, particularly when autologous fat is used. Ophthalmic examination and systematic brain magnetic resonance imaging should be performed in patients with ocular pain after such injections.

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