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Postoperative chemosis after cosmetic eyelid surgery: surgical management with conjunctivoplasty.
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PMID:  15897408     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Persistent conjunctival chemosis in patients who have undergone cosmetic eyelid surgery is an uncommon but aesthetically undesirable and potentially debilitating postoperative complication. We attempted to determine if a regional conjunctivoplasty can effectively reduce signs and symptoms of chronic postoperative chemosis in these patients. Three patients with iatrogenic chemosis resistant to conservative management (ie, lubrication, pressure patching, and steroid drops) and persisting for more than 6 months after the initial surgery were included. A limbal peritomy followed by subconjunctival and sub-Tenon's fascia dissection was performed in regions of clinically detectable chemosis. Patients were followed postoperatively for 3 to 9 months to assess clinical response. All patients demonstrated significant objective improvement in clinically observable chemosis as well as symptoms related to ocular surface dryness.
Manoj M Thakker; Kristin J Tarbet; Bryan S Sires
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of facial plastic surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1521-2491     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Publication Date:    2005 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-17     Completed Date:  2005-08-04     Revised Date:  2012-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883500     Medline TA:  Arch Facial Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Conjunctival Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Eyelids / physiopathology,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis,  surgery
Risk Assessment
Surgery, Plastic / adverse effects*,  methods
Treatment Outcome

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