Management of acute surgical orbital haemorrhage

An otorhinolaryngological and ophthalmological perspective

Shanel Sharma, Geoffrey A. Wilcsek, Ian C. Francis*, Donald Lee, Minas T. Coroneo, Henley Harrison, Gerald Wolf, Heinz Stammberger

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This retrospective report describes the management and outcome of seven patients who suffered an acute surgical orbital haemorrhage (ASOH), secondary to a surgical procedure performed on either the sinuses, orbits or eyelids. All patients but one recovered their pre-operative vision. A management plan is outlined on how to assess and tackle this complication, so that the ENT surgeon may be better prepared to meet such an acute surgical emergency, should it arise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-626
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2000



  • Eye, haemorrhage
  • Paranasal sinuses
  • Surgery, operative procedures

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Sharma, S., Wilcsek, G. A., Francis, I. C., Lee, D., Coroneo, M. T., Harrison, H., ... Stammberger, H. (2000). Management of acute surgical orbital haemorrhage: An otorhinolaryngological and ophthalmological perspective. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 114(8), 621-626.