SPONTANEOUS DISLOCATION OF A FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE IMPLANT (RETISERT) INTO THE ANTERIOR CHAMBER AND ITS SUCCESSFUL EXTRACTION IN SYMPATHETIC OPHTHALMIA

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Abstract

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.

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