Ocular Complication After Trichloroacetic Acid Peeling: A Case Report

Ozturk M. B. , Ozkaya O., Karahangil M., Cekic O., Oreroglu A. R. , Akan I. M.

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.37, no.1, pp.56-59, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-012-9989-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-59


Chemical peeling is a noninvasive technique currently used more frequently as a cosmetic procedure. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is one of the most popular chemical agents used for this purpose Stuzin et al. (Clin Plast Surg 20:9-25, 1993). Although this application commonly is used for the whole face, including the eyelids, the data in the literature referring to ocular complications if TCA leaks into the eye and the injury treatment thereafter are too sparse. The authors therefore report the treatment procedure and follow-up evaluation for a patient who sustained a chemical injury to the eye during rhytidectomy combined with TCA peeling.