Eyelid lacerations secondary to caesarean section delivery

Peter J. Timoney, Brian Kevin Stansfield, Rick Whitehead, H. B Harold Lee, William R. Nunery

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A 32-week-gestation female was delivered emergently via caesarian section to a mother in premature labor due to placental abruption. On delivery, the neonate was noted to have sustained right upper and lower eyelid full-thickness lacerations extending from the medial canthal area with associated right upper and lower full-thickness canalicular lacerations. The neonate underwent same-day surgical repair of her eyelid lacerations with stenting of her canalicular system with a Crawford tube. At 2 months postoperatively, the child is opening her right upper eyelid without any signs of deprivation ambylopia. This case demonstrates the need to inform expectant mothers of the intrinsic risks of periorbital trauma during the birthing process that may result in visual loss through either ambylopia and/or globe injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Lacerations
Eyelids
Cesarean Section
Mothers
Newborn Infant
Abruptio Placentae
Premature Obstetric Labor
Wounds and Injuries
Pregnancy

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

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Eyelid lacerations secondary to caesarean section delivery. / Timoney, Peter J.; Stansfield, Brian Kevin; Whitehead, Rick; Lee, H. B Harold; Nunery, William R.

In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 28, No. 4, 01.07.2012.

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Timoney, Peter J. ; Stansfield, Brian Kevin ; Whitehead, Rick ; Lee, H. B Harold ; Nunery, William R. / Eyelid lacerations secondary to caesarean section delivery. In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2012 ; Vol. 28, No. 4.
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