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Abstract
Abstract

Cataract Surgery Combined with Intravitreal Injection of Triamcinolone Acetonide

Akkoyun I., Kreissig I., Budde W. M., Degenring R. F.
Universitäts-Augenklinik, Universitätsklinikum Mannheim, Universität Heidelberg, Mannheim

Purpose: To evaluate the clinical course of patients undergoing cataract surgery combined with an intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide.
Method: The noncomparative prospective clinical interventional case series study included all 55 patients (58 eyes) undergoing cataract surgery, and additionally receiving an intravitreal injection of 25 mg of triamcinolone acetonide as treatment of exudative age-related macular degeneration, diffuse diabetic macular oedema, and other intraocular edematous or proliferative diseases. Mean follow-up time was 3.75 ± 3.97 months.
Results:  In none of the patients, postoperative infectious endophthalmitis, wound leakage or other corneal wound healing problems, persisting corneal endothelial decompensation, rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, marked postoperative pain, or a clinically significant decentration of the intraocular lens were observed. Secondary ocular hypertension occurred in 21 (36.2%) eyes. Visual acuity increased significantly (p<0.001) from 0.12 ± 0.10 to 0.17 ± 0.15.
Conclusions: The addition of cataract surgery to an intravitreal injection of 25 mg of triamcinolone acetonide, and vice versa, may not increase amount and frequency of side-effects and complications as compared to the sum of complications of  the single procedures.

 


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