Sub-Tenon Triamcinolone Acetonide Injections for Topical Medication Intolerance in Chronic Blepharokeratoconjunctivitis


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Abstract

Purpose:To report the efficacy of sub-Tenon triamcinolone acetonide (TA) injections for chronic blepharokeratoconjunctivitis (BKC) in 2 patients who were intolerant to topical therapies.Methods:In this retrospective observational case series, the records of 2 patients with chronic BKC who received sub-Tenon TA injections were reviewed.Results:Both patients, a 4-year-old girl and a 21-year-old developmentally delayed man, were managed successfully with sub-Tenon TA injections. The treatment resulted in resolution of symptoms, diminished corneal haze, reduced conjunctival injection, and improved visual acuity without complications.Conclusions:This case series illustrates the potential benefit of using sub-Tenon TA injections for chronic BKC in patients who are intolerant to topical corticosteroid therapy. Therefore, sub-Tenon TA injections may be considered for patients with vision-threatening BKC and nonadherence to topical therapies.

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