Retrobulbar hematoma as a rare complication after secondary correction of enophthalmos

Chih Hao Chen, Chien Tzung Chen*, Faye Huang

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Retrobulbar hematoma is a rare complication after orbital surgery, with the potentially disastrous consequence of visual impairment and blindness. We report a female patient who was admitted for enophthalmos correction because of the unsatisfactory result of the primary repair of an orbital blowout fracture and who subsequently experienced the complication of retrobulbar hematoma after operation. The initial presentation of the patient was eye pain with vomiting, followed by proptosis and visual impairment. Retrobulbar hematoma was confirmed by computed tomography, and immediate medical and surgical treatments were instituted. The vision of the patient recovered gradually during outpatient follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-967
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 05 2009


  • Enophthalmos
  • Orbital fracture
  • Porous polyethylene implant
  • Retrobulbar hematoma


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