Conjunctival necrosis following the administration of subconjunctival corticosteroid.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This report describes an unusual reaction to injected subconjunctival corticosteroid. The authors examined a patient with large areas of conjunctival necrosis at the site of a previous subconjunctival corticosteroid injection. A Gram's strain and culture of the affected conjunctival area and the bottled corticosteroid suspension were negative. Necrosis of the conjunctiva is a heretofore unreported adverse reaction to a subconjunctival corticosteroid injection. These lesions probably represent a localized toxic reaction rather than a sequela of infection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kim, T; Rapuano, CJ; Rodman, RC; Vander, JF; Cohen, EJ

Published Date

  • January 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 79 - 80

PubMed ID

  • 9474603

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1082-3069


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States