Refractory severe ocular hypertension after intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection

Chang Sue Yang, Mei Ju Chen, Ching Kuang Chou, Wen-Ming Hsu

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Abstract

Purpose: To report a serious complication following intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection. Methods: Observational case report. Results: In 2 patients, secondary intractable severe ocular hypertension occurred 2 months after a single 4-mg intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide for macular edema. Both patients required trabeculectomy intervention to control intraocular pressure (IOP). Conclusion: We highlight the occurrence of intractable high IOP elevation as a serious complication 2 months after intravitreal triamcinolone ace- tonide. Cautious monitoring of IOP for several months after this therapy is recommended. The risks of this potentially devastating complication need to be weighed against the benefits of intravitreal triamcinolone in the individual patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-415
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmologica
Volume219
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Glaucoma
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Intravitreal triamcinolone injection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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