Retrobulbar hematoma

Retrobulbar hematoma

A rare complication of blepharoplasty, in which a pocket of blood forms behind the eyeball.
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The approach to treatment of HOF has frequently been to excise the "herniated fat" (1,2,4,5), but excision of the orbital fat may be difficult, and postoperative bleeding from the pedicle of the removed fat is a potential risk for a retrobulbar hematoma. (1)