A case of inadvertent anterior chamber and corneal stromal injection with antibiotics during cataract operation.

Byoung Jin Ha, Sang Hyup Lee, Yong Min Kim, Hyun Seok Kwon, Young Kwang Chu, KyoungYul Seo

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PURPOSE: To report a case of inadvertent anterior chamber and cornea stromal injection with high dose antibiotics and steroids during cataract operation. METHODS: During cataract operation on a 78 year-old female patient, high dose gentamicin (20 mg/0.5 ml) and dexamethasone (2 mg/0.5 ml) were inadvertently injected into the anterior chamber and cornea stroma when making cornea edema for sealing of the incision sites. Anterior chamber irrigation with balanced salt solution (BSS) was immediately administered. On postoperative day one, extensive cornea edema was noted, and best-corrected visual acuity was 0.2. Descemet's membrane folds were observed around the corneal incision sites. Topical 5% NaCl and 1% prednisolone were started. RESULTS: Four weeks postoperatively, corneal edema began to reduce significantly. At four months postoperatively, corneal edema fully resolved, and best-corrected visual acuity was 0.8. However, some Descemet's membrane folds still remained, and a decrease in the number of endothelial cells was noted by specular microscope. CONCLUSIONS: In this case involving anterior chamber and cornea stromal injection with high dose antibiotics and steroids, immediate anterior chamber irrigation with balanced salt solution seemed an appropriate management, and the patient's long-term visual acuity appears good. To prevent such mistakes, precise labeling of all solutions and use of different syringe needles should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-245
Number of pages5
JournalKorean journal of ophthalmology : KJO
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1

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Anterior Chamber
Cornea
Cataract
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Injections
Descemet Membrane
Visual Acuity
Corneal Edema
Edema
Salts
Steroids
Syringes
Prednisolone
Gentamicins
Dexamethasone
Needles
Endothelial Cells

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Ha, Byoung Jin ; Lee, Sang Hyup ; Kim, Yong Min ; Kwon, Hyun Seok ; Chu, Young Kwang ; Seo, KyoungYul. / A case of inadvertent anterior chamber and corneal stromal injection with antibiotics during cataract operation. In: Korean journal of ophthalmology : KJO. 2006 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 241-245.
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A case of inadvertent anterior chamber and corneal stromal injection with antibiotics during cataract operation. / Ha, Byoung Jin; Lee, Sang Hyup; Kim, Yong Min; Kwon, Hyun Seok; Chu, Young Kwang; Seo, KyoungYul.

In: Korean journal of ophthalmology : KJO, Vol. 20, No. 4, 01.01.2006, p. 241-245.

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