Is Non-Infectious Endophthalmitis After Intravitreal Injection of Kenalog Benign?

June 14, 2009

A study looked at 17 patients who suffered non-infectious endophthalmitis after intravitreal injection of kenalog, and none suffered any serious sequelae like vision loss. This should give some comfort to us and our patients when discussing these injections. On a personal note, I find it remarkable that in the space of a few years, these injections, which would have raised many eyebrows when I was a resident 17 years ago, are now considered routine. Go figure.

 

 



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2 Responses to “Is Non-Infectious Endophthalmitis After Intravitreal Injection of Kenalog Benign?”

  • Dr. Weitzner

    “seems” is the operative word. endophthalmitis, by strict definition, can be infectious or sterile. but i agree- when i hear “endophthalmitis”, i hear “infection/blindness”

  • Non-infectious endophthalmitis seems like a contradiction in terms. We are all so trained to associate endophthalmitis with blindness. I remember when the 25 gauge vitrectomy systems were first introduced just a few years ago. Same thing, increased reporting of non-infectious endophthalmitis.

    I don’t know what it really means.

    Randall V. Wong, M.D.
    Retina Specialist
    http://www.TotalRetina.com

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