A 36-year-old woman with retinitis pigmentosa was scheduled for removal of posterior subcapsular cataracts and experienced inadvertent retrobulbar administration of hypertonic saline. The patient developed retrobulbar pain and ophthalmoplegia that slowly improved over time. Hypertonic saline may cause ophthalmoplegia and pain if inadvertently given as a retrobulbar injection.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sensory Systems