Periocular triamcinolone acetonide injections for control of intraocular inflammation associated with uveitis

Sherveen S. Salek, Henry A. Leder, Nicholas J. Butler, Theresa J. Gan, James P. Dunn, Jennifer E. Thorne

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe the effectiveness of periocular corticosteroid injections for the control of intraocular inflammation associated with noninfectious uveitis. Methods: A total of 81 patients (109 eyes) who received a periocular injection were evaluated for active inflammation, visual acuity, intraocular pressure, degree of intraocular inflammation, and the presence of ocular complications, including macular edema. Results: Of all eyes, 36% (95%CI: 25%, 45%) demonstrated clinical resolution of inflammation at the 1-month visit after first injection, and 48% (95%CI: 37%, 59%) at 3 months. For multiple injections, 50% (95%CI: 28%, 72%) demonstrated resolution of inflammation at 1 month after the last injection, and 41% (95%CI: 20%, 63%) resolution of inflammation at 3 months after the last injection. Of the 49 eyes that initially responded, the estimated median time to recurrence was 7.6 months. Conclusions: Approximately half of the treated eyes had resolution of intraocular inflammation at 3 months after corticosteroid injection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-263
Number of pages7
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Control of inflammation
  • Effectiveness
  • Periocular corticosteroids
  • Side effects
  • Uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology

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