Blindness as a complication of Le Fort I osteotomy for maxillary distraction.

@article{Lo2002BlindnessAA,
  title={Blindness as a complication of Le Fort I osteotomy for maxillary distraction.},
  author={L J Lo and Kai-Fong Hung and Yu-Ray Chen},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={688-98; discussion 699-700}
}
High Le Fort I osteotomy and maxillary distraction has become an accepted method for the treatment of maxillary retrusion in children and teenagers with cleft lip and palate or craniofacial anomalies. This procedure effectively corrects the dentofacial deformity in these patients. No major surgical morbidity has been reported. During the past 4 years, 94 cleft patients with maxillary hypoplasia received Le Fort I osteotomy and distraction osteogenesis at the authors' center. Two of them… CONTINUE READING