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Subconjunctival Steroid Injection Helpful in Scleritis

Posted By Dr. Ari Weitzner On October 25, 2011 @ 10:52 am In Uveitis | 2 Comments

Ophthalmology: When I was a resident, the classic teaching was that subconjunctival injection of steroid in scleritis would pose a risk of scleral melt/perforation and was absolutely contraindicated. Several small studies since then disproved that, and I used it myself a few times with excellent results. A large study confirms the findings in the smaller studies, and considering that it avoids the systemic side effects of steroids, ought to be standard of care.


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