Neuro-ophthalmologic complications of sinus surgery

Kristin Carter, Andrew G. Lee, Rosa A. Tang, James Valenzuela, L. Anne Hayman, Cynthia W. Avilla, Gunter K. Von Noorden

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Purpose: To describe the neuro-ophthalmologic complications of sinus surgery. Methods: The charts of seven patients who suffered visual loss and/or diplopia following sinus surgery were retrospectively reviewed. Results: Clinical findings included orbital hematoma, orbital foreign body, extra-ocular muscle dysfunction, optic neuropathy, and a chiasmal hematoma. Conclusions: Sinus surgery may result in significant neuro-ophthalmologic complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-82
Number of pages8
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998


  • Diplopia
  • Sinus surgery
  • Visual loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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