dermal fillers side effect BLINDNESS

Dermal filler treatments side effects

Increasingly, inexperienced practitioners with no knowledge of facial anatomy and scant training are injecting dermal fillers. This is technically legal but if their clients were fully aware of the potential side effects, including blindness, they may well decided that they would prefer a experienced doctor to administer the treatment.

Dermal fillers can cause blindness and tissue death if they are injected into a blood vessel , the site of the blockage may not be at the injection site as the filler can travel along the vessel before the blockage occurs.

Professor Jean Carruthers, who pioneered the use of Botox, said after totting up case reports that 98 patients worldwide had lost vision in one or both eyes after being injected with dermal fillers in the face