Purpose: To describe two patients with acute angle closure glaucoma after oculoplastic surgery. Design: Interventional case reports. Methods: Review of clinical findings and treatment. Results: A 61-year-old female developed a painful eye with decreased visual acuity a few days after bilateral blepharoplasty. A 69-year-old male developed a painful red eye with decreased visual acuity a few days after ptosis correction. In both cases the intraocular pressure increased to more than 50 mmHg. Both patients were diagnosed with acute angle closure glaucoma and treated appropriately. Conclusions: Acute angle closure glaucoma is a possible complication of oculoplastic surgery. Copyright

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Keywords Acute angle closure glaucoma, Blepharoplasty, Oculoplastic, Ptosis correction
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/01676830701512494, hdl.handle.net/1765/29373
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Bleyen, I, Rademaker, R.P.C, Wolfs, R.C.W, & van Rij, G. (2008). Acute angle closure glaucoma after oculoplastic surgery. Orbit, 27(1), 49–50. doi:10.1080/01676830701512494