Chronic Eyelid Edema Following Periocular Hyaluronic Acid Filler Treatment

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Abstract

A 54-year-old woman received multiple injections of hyaluronic acid filler to the brow region to address volume loss over a 21-month period. She then developed significant pitting edema of both upper eyelids, which persisted for 6 years. Hyaluronidase (Hyalase) was injected into the subcutaneous brows and resulted in complete resolution of the edema within 2 days. This confirms that the hyaluronic acid injected into the brows was responsible for this patient’s chronic eyelid edema. This case illustrates an unusual long-term complication of periocular hyaluronic acid filler.

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