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Use of the Honan balloon as a compression device for intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17278546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obtaining a lower intraocular pressure (IOP) before an intravitreal injection is important to avoid the danger of an immediate increase in IOP. This article describes the use of the Honan balloon to reduce the IOP before an intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection instead of the other procedures described in the literature, which may increase the risk of complications. The results of the technique in 19 patients with retinal vein occlusion are reported. Honan balloon was applied at 30 mm Hg for 10 minutes and the injection was then performed no more than 5 minutes after the removal of the Honan balloon. In no more than 10 minutes, this procedure resulted in a significant reduction in IOP. No complications such as central retinal artery occlusion were observed after the injection.
Maria C Hernaez-Ortega; Enrique Soto-Pedre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1542-8877     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Publication Date:    2007 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-06     Completed Date:  2007-02-27     Revised Date:  2008-10-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155780     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
European Innovative Biomedicine Institute, Cantabria, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Occlusion / instrumentation*
Equipment Design
Follow-Up Studies
Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage*,  therapeutic use
Intraocular Pressure / physiology
Macular Edema / etiology,  therapy*
Monitoring, Intraoperative
Retinal Vein Occlusion / complications
Tonometry, Ocular
Treatment Outcome
Triamcinolone Acetonide / administration & dosage*,  therapeutic use
Vitreous Body
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids; 76-25-5/Triamcinolone Acetonide

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