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Intravitreal steroids have been used extensively for the treatment of various intraocular disorders, such as macular oedema due to retinal vein occlusion,1 2 diabetes mellitus3 and choroidal neovascularisation.4 We investigated prospectively the early effects of intravitreal triamcinolone injection on biometric, pachymetric, refractive and keratometric measurements of the globe.
Twenty-four phakic eyes of 16 patients (nine male, seven female) received a 0.1 ml (4 mg) intravitreal dose of triamcinolone acetonide through pars plana for macular oedema with branch retinal vein occlusion (n=12), central retinal vein occlusion (n=11) and hemiretinal vein occlusion (n=1).
Patients underwent measurements of total axial length (AL), lens thickness (LT), anterior chamber depth (ACD), vitreous depth (VD), central corneal thickness (CCT), refractive index of cornea and objective refractometry before and 1 and 7 days …
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