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Vestn Oftalmol. 2012 Sep-Oct;128(5):35-8.

[Treatment option for intralamellar corneo-scleral abscesses in the zone of tunnel incision after phacoemulsification].

[Article in Russian]


The article provides data on clinical diagnosis (4 patients, 4 eyes) and early surgical treatment of corneal intralamellar abscesses (ICA) in the zone of corneo-scleral tunnel incision after phacoemulsification (PE). ICA developed via corneo-scleral incision was a relatively reliable biomicroscopic sign of the beginning chronic endophthalmitis. Despite of massive nonsurgical treatment (antibiotics, glucocorticoids, non-steroid anti-inflammatory agents etc.) inflammation was not arrested completely, it recurred within 2,5-6 months after PE. Reconstructive conjunctivo-sclerokeratoplasty resulted in arrest of inflammation and visual function recovery in 3 patients. In one patient this procedure was not possible to perform because of total loss of visual functions due to chronic endophthalmitis.

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