Sterile endophthalmitis after intravitreal ocriplasmin injection: Report of a single case

Ian C. Han, Adrienne W. Scott

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Abstract

Purpose: To report a case of presumed sterile endophthalmitis after intravitreal ocriplasmin injection. Methods: Observational case report. Review of clinical examination, ocular imaging, and published literature. Results: A 67-year-old woman with early cataracts presented with decreased vision in the left eye related to vitreomacular adhesion. She was treated with intravitreal ocriplasmin injection and developed a severe anterior chamber inflammatory reaction in less than 24 hours after the injection. Inflammation responded completely to topical steroids alone, without topical or intravitreal antibiotics. Conclusion: Patients treated with intravitreal ocriplasmin may develop an acute inflammatory reaction, which can be severe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-244
Number of pages3
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 6 2015

Keywords

  • endophthalmitis
  • intravitreal injection
  • macular hole
  • ocriplasmin
  • uveitis
  • vitreomacular adhesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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