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Conjunctival necrosis and scleritis following subtenon triamcinolone acetonide injection

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First Author: A.Eslampoor IRAN

Co Author(s):    M. Abrishami              

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To report a case of conjunctival necrosis and scleritis due to a subtenon injection of triamcinolone acetonate. Interventional case report.

Setting:

Cornea research center,Khatam-al anbia Eye Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Methods:

Case report. A 15-year-old boy received a subtenon injection of triamcinolone acetonate after a pars plana vitrectomy due to an intraocular foreign body. Seven days later, conjunctival necrosis and scleritis appeared at the site of injection. No improvement was seen after seven days of conservative treatment, and necrotic tissue debridement was performed.

Results:

Within one week the conjunctiva cleared.

Conclusions:

Conjunctival necrosis and scleritis are rare complications of periocular corticosteroid injections, but an early diagnosis can be very valuable. Improper dosage and injection site of corticosteroids with insufficient prophylactic antibiotics are predisposing factors. If conservative treatment is not sufficient, debridement should be considered as a potential critical treatment option. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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