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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 385-386

Conjunctival necrosis due to subconjunctival methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol™) acetate injection


1 10 D Molteno Road, Claremont 7732, Cape Town, South Africa
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town 8000, South Africa

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L M van Zyl
10 D Molteno Road, Claremont 7732, Cape Town
South Africa
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.71587

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We report a case of conjunctival necrosis due to subconjunctival methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol™) acetate injection after phacoemulsification surgery. This case report highlights a serious complication of the inadvertent use of methylprednisolone as a subconjunctival agent. To report a case of conjunctival necrosis due to subconjunctival methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol™) acetate injection after phacoemulsification. Case report a single case presenting to a tertiary ophthalmic unit. An 82-year-old patient underwent uncomplicated phacoemulsification in the right eye. Postoperatively, she was given a subconjunctival injection of methylprednisolone. Two weeks later, she presented with a painful ulcerated lesion of the conjunctiva proximal to the injection site. The ulcerated lesion was surgically excised and she made a complete recovery.In this reported case, methylprednisolone was used in error with significant resultant morbidity. This preparation is not registered for the off label use in ophthalmology, and this case report highlights the danger of its inadvertent use as a subconjuctival agent.


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