Necrotizing scleritis following diode laser trans-scleral cyclophotocoagulation

Ganesh, Sudha K.; Rishi, Kapil
September 2006
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Sep2006, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p199
Academic Journal
We report a case of necrotizing scleritis following diode cyclophotocoagulation (CPC). A-64-year-old-Asian Indian male presented with pseudophakic corneal decompensation with secondary angle closure glaucoma that was uncontrolled with maximum medical therapy. Trans-scleral diode CPC was performed in the inferior 180-degree section using a standard diode laser with a G-probe. One month later, the patient developed features suggestive of necrotizing scleritis that resolved with systemic steroid therapy. Necrotizing scleritis following diode CPC has been rarely reported. Ophthalmologists should be aware of the possible occurrence of surgically induced nectotizing scleritis following diode CPC.


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