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Periocular steroid after cataract surgery

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First Author: P.Jegadeesan INDIA

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Purpose:

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of using periocular depot steroid instead if topical drops following cataract surgery.

Setting:

Private practice in south India.

Methods:

25 patients were given periocular depot medrol at the end of cataract surgery. 0.5 to 0.7 ml were given in the superior sub conjunctival space.Patients were reviewed weekly for 4 weeks.

Results:

One patient had an increase in IOP of more than 5 mm above baseline. One patient needed supplemental topical steroids after 2 weeks. 4 patients developed conjunctival necrosis and needed excision of the depot steroid.

Conclusions:

Peri Ocular depot medrol has significant morbidity. It has to be used with caution after routine cataract surgery.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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