Hyaluronic acid filler injection is commonly used for aesthetic purposes. However, many clinicians neglect the possibility of developing vascular occlusion and its devastating sequelae. Besides visual loss after iatrogenic ophthalmic artery occlusion, ophthalmoplegia without blindness is rare but may occur. Here, we report a 23-year-old woman with ptosis, lateral deviation of the right eye, and skin necrosis after hyaluronic acid filler injection. After hyaluronidase injection and steroid pulse therapy, ptosis and eye movement were completely restored. Skin necrosis was treated with a human epithelial growth factor ointment, followed by Nd:YAG laser. Complete healing with minimal scar was achieved.
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This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) (No. NRF‐2017R1C1B5077085).
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- hyaluronic acid filler
- oculomotor nerve palsy
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