Irreversible Blindness Following Periocular Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

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A 49-year-old woman developed acute visual loss in the right eye following bilateral cosmetic platelet-rich plasma injections to rhytids in the glabellar region. External exam showed skin necrosis in the region over the right rhytids and restricted right ocular motility. Dilated fundus exam was significant for ophthalmic artery occlusion. Imaging revealed right eye extraocular muscle ischemia and optic nerve infarction, along with right frontal, parietal, and occipital lobe infarction. Work-up for thromboembolic and vascular etiologies were negative. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported of extensive ischemia following autologous platelet-rich plasma therapy.

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