Lower eyelid herniation of orbital fat may complicate periocular corticosteroid injection

Justine R. Smith, Roger K. George, James T. Rosenbaum

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a case of lower eyelid herniation of orbital fat occurring after periocular corticosteroid injection. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 44-year-old man with asymmetrical pars planitis complicated by right cystoid macular edema was treated with multiple right orbital floor injections of triamcinolone through the lower eyelid. RESULTS: Right lower eyelid orbital fat herniation occurred during the course of the treatment. CONCLUSION: A herniation of orbital fat may complicate the injection of corticosteroid through the lower eyelid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-847
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume133
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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