Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 428–430 | Cite as

Temporary Blindness After an Anterior Chamber Cosmetic Filler Injection

  • Deok-Yeol Kim
  • Jin-Sup Eom
  • Jae Yong KimEmail author
Case Report Experimental/Special Topics


Blindness is a rare but devastating complication of cosmetic filler injection. A primary cause of blindness following hyaluronic acid filler injection is retrograde intravascular embolization into the small ocular arteries. We here report a case of temporary blindness associated with the injection of hyaluronic acid filler into the anterior chamber of eye. This is the first report of temporary blindness after cosmetic filler injection into the anterior chamber, and the first described case that recovered completely after the filler was removed.

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Temporary blindness Hyaluronic acid Injection 



The authors provided all financial and material support for this research and work.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest or ethical adherence in this scientific study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic Surgery, Korea University Guro HospitalKorea University Medical CenterSeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Plastic Surgery, Asan Medical CenterUniversity of Ulsan College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of Ophthalmology, Asan Medical CenterUniversity of Ulsan College of MedicineSeoulKorea

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