Research recently released by the American Journal of Ophthalmology has connected cosmetic facial filler injections to blindness in 12 patients. Once injected with the cosmetic filler, a blockage occurred in a small artery that carries blood to the retina which resulted in retinal artery occlusion. This occlusion occurred in fillers injected in the glabellar region and/or nasolabial fold (Study: Cosmetic Filler Injections can Cause Retinal Blockage Blindness, 2012).
To read more on this topic, click on the following links:
Park, S. W. (2012, July 26). Iatrogenic Retinal Artery Occlusion Caused by Cosmetic Facial Filler Injections. Retrieved October 24, 2012, from American Journal of Ophthalmology: http://www.ajo.com/article/S0002-9394(12)00329-7/abstract
Study: Cosmetic Filler Injections can Cause Retinal Blockage Blindness. (2012, October 19). Retrieved October 24, 2012, from Skin, Inc.: http://www.skininc.com/skinscience/physiology/174981081.html?utm_source=newsletter-html&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SI+E-Newsletter+10-24-2012