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Postoperative macular edema - posterior sub-Tenon's triamcinolone as first line therapy

Session Details

Session Title: Quick Fire Free Paper 4

Session Date/Time: Sunday 14/09/2014 | 08:00-10:00

Paper Time: 09:40

Venue: Boulevard B

First Author: : T.Leong UK

Co Author(s): :    C. Kon              

Abstract Details

Purpose:

Posterior sub-Tenon's triamcinolone as first line therapy for persistent postoperative macular oedema after cataract surgery. Standard therapy with topical steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs often not effective.

Setting:

Patients with postoperative macular oedema referred to the Vitreoretinal Unit at Worthing Hospital, Worthing, West Sussex, England, U.K.

Methods:

Posterior sub-Tenons' triamcinolone injection given as first line therapy by Mr Leong and Mr Kon for these patients. Preoperative and postoperative visual acuities and OCT examinations.

Results:

Significant reduction in postoperative macular oedema with improved visual acuities and OCT results.

Conclusions:

Posterior sub-Tenon's triamcinolone injection is an effective treatment for postoperative macular oedema.

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