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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1729

Cataract with posterior capsule rupture following intravitreal injection

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication23-Sep-2019

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vinod Kumar
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_811_19

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Shaikh N, Kumar V, Beniwal A. Cataract with posterior capsule rupture following intravitreal injection. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1729

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Shaikh N, Kumar V, Beniwal A. Cataract with posterior capsule rupture following intravitreal injection. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 9];67:1729. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2019/67/10/1729/267466

A 35-year-old male presented with complaints of diminution of vision in OD following intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF 1 month back. He was a known case of Pseuxanthoma Elasticum with angioid streaks and choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) and had received 8 intravitreal injections in OD and 10 intravitreal injections in OS. On examination, anterior segment of OD showed rosette cataract with posterior capsule rupture [Figure 1]. Anterior segment of OS was unremarkable. The patient was advised cataract surgery with IOL implantation for OD.
Figure 1: Retro-illumination images showing iatrogenic cataract and defect in posterior capsule (arrows, a). Rosette pattern is appreciable in high magnification images (b)

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Intravitreal injections have become the most common intraocular procedure worldwide.[1] Common injection related complications include subconjunctival hemorrhage, endophthalmitis, and retinal detachment. Iatrogenic cataract following intravitreal injection has an incidence of 0.44--0.6% and is usually attributable to direct injury with the injection needle.[2],[3]

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Ghasemi Falavarjani K, Nguyen QD. Adverse events and complications associated with intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF agents: A review of literature. Eye 2013;27:787-94.  Back to cited text no. 2
Angulo Bocco MC, Glacet-Bernard A, Zourdani A, Coscas G, Soubrane G. Intravitreous injection: Retrospective study on 2028 injections and their side effects. J Fr Ophtalmol 2008;31:693-8.  Back to cited text no. 3


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