Acute intractable glaucoma after a single low-dose sub-Tenon's corticosteroid injection for macular edema Academic Article uri icon


  • Posterior sub-Tenon's injection of corticosteroids is an accepted treatment for inflammatory eye disease. It may result in an increase of intraocular pressure (IOP) in some patients, usually a few weeks to months after the injection. The pressure is usually responsive to antiĀ­ glaucoma treatment. We present a rare case of acute intractable glaucoma requiring trabeculectomy 4 days after sub-Tenon's injection of a low dose of triamĀ­ cinolone acetonide for macular edema.

publication date

  • January 1, 2004