Acute retinal necrosis post intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide

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Although few data exist on the complication of intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) in human eyes, it is generally thought to be well-tolerated. The commonest reported adverse events are raised intraocular pressure and progression of cataract. Acute retinal necrosis, as far as the authors are aware, has not been reported to be associated with IVTA in the literature before. The authors hereby report such a case in a patient who has IVTA as an adjunct to photodynamic therapy of choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration.

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