Dexamethasone protects against membrane formation

October 2, 2012

Dexamethasone protects against anterior membrane formation and doesn’t increase glaucoma risk.

Dexamethasone protects against anterior membrane formation and doesn’t increase glaucoma risk.

The retrospective case series, led by Dr Asimina Mataftsi, Clinical and Academic Department of Ophthalmology, London, UK, was comprised of 24 eyes of 18 infants who underwent cataract surgery with IOLs between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008.

Mean follow-up was 38 months and the median age at surgery was three months. Transient postoperative antihypertensive medication was used in four eyes, but there was no development of glaucoma during the follow-up period.

Of the eyes studied, 15 underwent a second procedure to clear the visual axis caused by posterior visual axis opacification. No eyes developed anterior membranes and Intracameral preservative-free dexamethasone doesn't seem to cause increased glaucoma risk.

To read the abstract please visit the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.