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Inventi Impact - Ophthalmology
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  • Inventi:hvs/86/14
    LOSS OF REFLEX TEARING AFTER MAXILLARY ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY: A REPORT OF TWO CASES
    Sunah Kang, Sun Young Jang, Areum Lee, Jae Woo Jang

    Background: Few reports have described the ophthalmic complications that occur after maxillary orthognathic surgery. Since cases of decreased reflex tearing after maxillary orthognathic surgery are extremely rare, we describe 2 cases of loss of reflex tearing after maxillary orthognathic surgery. Case presentation: Two Asian women, an 18-year-old and a 32-year-old, suffered from unilateral dryness and irritation caused by maxillary orthognathic surgery. In both patients, Schirmer test (II) showed reduced reflex tearing in 1 eye. Computed tomography showed that the pterygoid plate had been fractured in both patients. Conclusions: The pterygopalatine ganglion and its associated fibers in the pterygopalatine fossa may be injured during Le Fort osteotomy.

    How to Cite this Article
    CC Compliant Citation: Kodama et al.: Combined treatment for Coats' disease: retinal laser photocoagulation combined with intravitreal bevacizumab injection was effective in two cases. BMC Ophthalmology 2014 14:36, doi:10.1186/1471-2415-14-36. © 2014 Kang et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.
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