An anatomically based approach to intralesional corticosteroid injection for eyelid capillary hemangiomas

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Abstract

■ BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To describe a corticosteroid injection technique for eyelid capillary hemangiomas that minimizes the risk of a central retinal artery occlusion and is based on anatomic, physiologic, and pharmacologic rationales. ■ PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective, non-comparative, interventional case series, the medical records of 50 eyes of 50 patients over a 10-year period were reviewed for retinal complications associated with the described injection technique. ■ RESULTS: Ophthalmoscopy showed no retinal complications in the 50 eyes treated with this injection technique. ■ CONCLUSION: The risk of central retinal artery occlusion from retrograde embolization can be minimized by using an anatomically based injection technique that prevents canalization of an artery and avoids injection pressures exceeding the mean systemic arterial pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-195
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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