Suprachoroidal Triamcinolone Injection in Posterior Scleritis: A Case Report

Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2023 Jul 14:1-4. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2023.2232447. Online ahead of print.


Suprachoroidal triamcinolone acetonide (SCS-TA) injections were recently approved to treat macular edema secondary to noninfectious uveitis. However, its use in managing posterior scleritis has not been reported. We report the first case of SCS-TA used in the treatment of posterior scleritis. A 67-year-old woman with posterior scleritis complicated by exudative retinal detachment, diagnosed by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography scan (OCT), presented with pain, decreased vision, and redness in the left eye for 8 months. She was previously prescribed topical prednisolone and oral prednisone with minimal improvement. She also had a history of rheumatoid arthritis treated with multiple systemic immunosuppressive agents. After SCS-TA, the patient's pain resolved and visual acuity improved. OCT demonstrated significant reduction in sclerochoroidal thickening. Via its novel delivery method, SCS-TA may be an effective treatment for posterior scleritis. Further studies are needed to establish long-term efficacy and safety of this treatment modality.

Keywords: Ocular inflammation; posterior scleritis; suprachoroidal triamcinolone injection; uveitis.