Infection after blepharoplasty with and without carbon dioxide laser resurfacing

Susan R. Carter, Jay M. Stewart, Jemshed Khan, Kathleen F. Archer, John B. Holds, Stuart R. Seiff, Roger Dailey

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Purpose: To determine the rate of infection in patients who underwent blepharoplasty with and without carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. Design: A retrospective, nonrandomized, consecutive case series. Participants: Eighteen hundred sixty-one patients who underwent upper or lower blepharoplasty, with or without carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. Methods: Charts of patients who underwent blepharoplasty, with or without laser resurfacing, were analyzed for the presence of postoperative infection, method of treatment, and possible sequelae. Main Outcome Measures: The rate of infection (%) was determined for each group of patients. Results: Infection occurred in 0.2% of patients who underwent blepharoplasty without laser resurfacing and 0.4% of patients who had adjunctive laser resurfacing. No permanent functional or cosmetic sequelae resulted from the episodes of infection. Conclusions: Infection after blepharoplasty without laser resurfacing is uncommon, indicating that topical antibiotic ointment prophylaxis is a sufficient postoperative regimen. The use of adjunctive laser resurfacing may increase the infection rate slightly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1430-1432
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmology
Volume110
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003

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Blepharoplasty
Gas Lasers
Lasers
Infection
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Ointments
Cosmetics
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

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Carter, S. R., Stewart, J. M., Khan, J., Archer, K. F., Holds, J. B., Seiff, S. R., & Dailey, R. (2003). Infection after blepharoplasty with and without carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. Ophthalmology, 110(7), 1430-1432. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0161-6420(03)00447-0

Infection after blepharoplasty with and without carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. / Carter, Susan R.; Stewart, Jay M.; Khan, Jemshed; Archer, Kathleen F.; Holds, John B.; Seiff, Stuart R.; Dailey, Roger.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 110, No. 7, 01.07.2003, p. 1430-1432.

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Carter, SR, Stewart, JM, Khan, J, Archer, KF, Holds, JB, Seiff, SR & Dailey, R 2003, 'Infection after blepharoplasty with and without carbon dioxide laser resurfacing', Ophthalmology, vol. 110, no. 7, pp. 1430-1432. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0161-6420(03)00447-0
Carter SR, Stewart JM, Khan J, Archer KF, Holds JB, Seiff SR et al. Infection after blepharoplasty with and without carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. Ophthalmology. 2003 Jul 1;110(7):1430-1432. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0161-6420(03)00447-0
Carter, Susan R. ; Stewart, Jay M. ; Khan, Jemshed ; Archer, Kathleen F. ; Holds, John B. ; Seiff, Stuart R. ; Dailey, Roger. / Infection after blepharoplasty with and without carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. In: Ophthalmology. 2003 ; Vol. 110, No. 7. pp. 1430-1432.
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