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Filtering bleb rupture after intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18556948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide is effective in treating various ocular disorders associated with inflammation and swelling of the retina. Unfortunately, the use of intraocular steroids is also associated with several side effects, including increased intraocular pressure and the development of cataracts. This article describes a case of intravitreal steroid injection resulting in filtering bleb rupture due to an acute rise of intraocular pressure, expands on the mechanism, and provides possible ways to avoid such an occurrence in thin, cystic filtering blebs.
Malik Y Kahook; Robert J Noecker; Wael M Abdelghani; Joel S Schuman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1542-8877     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-17     Completed Date:  2008-07-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155780     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
UPMC Eye Center, Eye and Ear Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Conjunctiva / injuries*
Filtering Surgery*
Fluorescein / diagnostic use
Glucocorticoids / adverse effects*
Intraocular Pressure / drug effects
Macular Edema / drug therapy,  etiology
Retinal Vein Occlusion / complications
Surgical Wound Dehiscence / diagnosis,  etiology*
Triamcinolone Acetonide / adverse effects*
Vitreous Body
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids; 2321-07-5/Fluorescein; 76-25-5/Triamcinolone Acetonide

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