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How is retrobulbar hemorrhage treated?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Retrobulbar hemorrhage must be treated promptly, or it can lead to optic nerve compression and blindness. The wound must be opened to explore, identify, and control the bleeding vessel. Lateral canthotomy and cantholysis are done to decompress the orbit. Emergent ophthalmologic consultation is needed. Reference: Cruz AA, Ando A, Monteiro CA, et al: Delayed retrobulbar […]

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What are the advantages of laser techniques in blepharoplasty?

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Short-pulsed laser cuts through tissue with limited surrounding thermal damage, resulting in less scarring. It provides excellent hemostasis, which can shorten surgical time and lessen postoperative bruising and swelling. It is also quick and causes less sensory nerve stimulation. Laser blepharoplasty addresses several of the major signs of periorbital aging that are not improved by […]

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