Is there a risk of blindness when someone is injected with Juvederm for scar on the nose?

Is there a risk of blindness when injected with juvederm for scar on nose in

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Risk of blindness

Blindness is always a risk of injectable treatments administered to the face, however the risk is quite small. Always choose a licensed and experienced injector to reduce this risk.

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Anytime a filler is injected in the face, it is possible to cause blindness.  It is very rare, but possible.  There are a few techniques that can be used to decrease the chance of this such as using a cannula.

Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm and blindness

One must take extra precaution when injecting fillers anywhere in the face but particularly around the eyes. if the material is inadvertently injected into a blood vessel, it could travel to the vessels that deliver blood to the optic nerve which can cause loss of vision. This is an extreme;ly rare event, but it can happen. So one should be mindful of this even when treating the nose.

Gus Galante, MD
Schererville Plastic Surgeon
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Blindness after Juvederm injections

There is always a small risk of blindness when injecting juvederm or other fillers around the nose or eyes.  Certain areas of the nose are very low risk as there are no major vessels that you could get into which lead back to the eye.    

John J. Martin, Jr., MD
Coral Gables Oculoplastic Surgeon
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