Unintentional intraocular injection of corticosteroids

Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh). 1993 Jun;71(3):419-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1993.tb07161.x.


In this report we present a patient on whom a sub-Tenon injection of steroids was performed, with the intention of treating an active chorio-retinitis threatening the macula. The globe was inadvertently penetrated and part of the steroid solution released into the vitreous cavity. Conservative treatment was decided upon and a spontaneous complete resolution of the complication was observed after a period of 24 days.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Chorioretinitis / drug therapy
  • Eye Injuries, Penetrating / chemically induced*
  • Eye Injuries, Penetrating / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections
  • Laser Therapy
  • Middle Aged
  • Needles / adverse effects*
  • Orbit
  • Steroids
  • Vitreous Body / drug effects


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Steroids