Unmasking of infectious retinitis and intraocular lymphoma in patients following uncomplicated dropless cataract surgery

Lymphoma
04/07/2020

Ramos MS, et al. J Cataract Refract Surg 2020.

ABSTRACT

In this case series, 3 unique cases of severe immune-mediated pathologies (primary ocular lymphoma, toxoplasmosis chorioretinitis, and syphilitic retinitis) following dropless cataract surgery with intraocular steroid injection are reportd. Patient immune status and subsequent local immunosuppression following dropless cataract surgery played roles in the worsening of these pathologies. This report demonstrates the need for vigilance when administering immunosuppressive agents locally during


cataract surgery.