Subconjunctival mycetoma after sub-Tenon's corticosteroid injection

Anat Galor, Carol L. Karp, Richard K. Forster, Sander R. Dubovy, Morgan L. Gaunt, Darlene Miller

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe a case of a subconjunctival mycetoma that developed after a patient received a sub-Tenon's injection of triamcinolone acetonide. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 76-year-old white male presented with a subconjunctival mass in the area of a previous posterior sub-Tenon's corticosteroid injection for wet age-related macular degeneration. Microbiologic and pathologic analysis of the mass revealed the causative organism to be the pigmented fungus Exophiala jeanselmei. CONCLUSION: This is the first published case of an Exophiala-associated subconjunctival mycetoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)933-935
Number of pages3
JournalCornea
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

Keywords

  • Corticosteroid injection
  • Exophiala
  • Mycetoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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