Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
versión impresa ISSN 0365-6691
Case report: A 78-year-old man with phakic eyes underwent photodynamic therapy followed by intravitreal injection of triamcinolone. During the injection a white solution was observed in the anterior chamber. Slit lamp examination revealed white opacities in the inferior anterior chamber angle and neither inflammatory activity nor corneal changes were noticed. Discussion: Intravitreal triamcinolone has been used for treating macular edema and various retinal vascular and inflammatory diseases. We describe the passage of triamcinolone to the anterior chamber during the injection in a phakic eye as a very unusual adverse effect, observed probably as a result of a zonular defect.
Palabras clave : Triamcinolone acetonide; intravitreal injection; complications; intraocular pressure; anterior chamber; phakic.