|Title||Spontaneous dislocation of a fluocinolone acetonide implant (Retisert) into the anterior chamber and its successful extraction in sympathetic ophthalmia.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Almeida, David R. P., Chin Eric K., Mears Katrina, Russell Stephen R., and Mahajan Vinit B.|
|Journal||Retin Cases Brief Rep|
|Date Published||2015 Spring|
|Keywords||Anterior Chamber, Device Removal, Drug Implants, Fluocinolone Acetonide, Glucocorticoids, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Ophthalmia, Sympathetic, Visual Acuity|
PURPOSE: To report a case of spontaneous fluocinolone acetonide (Retisert) implant dislocation and migration into the anterior chamber.
METHODS: Retrospective case report.
PATIENTS: One patient with sympathetic ophthalmia uveitis was well controlled by fluocinolone acetonide implants.
RESULTS: The fluocinolone acetonide implant spontaneously migrated into the anterior chamber causing corneal edema and anterior chamber reaction. The implant was subsequently successfully removed through a temporal corneal wound.
CONCLUSION: Clinicians should be aware of the spontaneous dislocation and migration of an intact fluocinolone implant as a potential surgical complication, particularly in pseudophakic eyes with iridectomy.
|Alternate Journal||Retin Cases Brief Rep|