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OPHTHALMIC IMAGE
Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 243

Et tu, needle?


Department of Vitreoretina and Ocular Oncology, Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Date of Web Publication20-Jan-2023

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Ushma Vora
Sankara Eye Hospital, Varthur Road, Vaikuntam Layout, Kundalahalli - 560 037, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1019_22

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Vora U, Ramanjulu R, Shanmugam M, Suryakanth S. Et tu, needle?. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:243

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Intravitreal injection has become an indispensable tool for delivering drugs at therapeutic levels to the posterior segment with least systemic side effects.[1] Iatrogenic crystalline lens injury is a rare complication mainly caused by the improper method of administration resulting in contact or penetration of the lens by the needle tip[2] [Figure 1]. The needle should puncture the pars plana corporis ciliaris 3.5–4 mm posterior to the limbus with an oblique insert angle directed at the optic nerve.[1] Precise selection of needle entry points and angles, adequate anesthesia, stable globe fixation, and small-size injection needles are important to avoid such complications.
Figure 1: Posterior capsule rupture secondary to intravitreal injection

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Su J, Zheng LJ, Liu XQ. Iatrogenic crystalline lens injury during intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide: A report of two cases. World J Clin Cases 2019;7:3784-91.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Meyer CH, Rodrigues EB, Michels S, Mennel S, Schmidt JC, Helb HM, et al. Incidence of damage to the crystalline lens during intravitreal injections. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 2010;26:491-5.  Back to cited text no. 2
    


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