Lalitha KJ1*, Meena Gopinath Menon1 and Pallavi Joshi2
1Consultant, Department of Glaucoma Services, Sankara Eye Hospitals, Bangalore, India
2Consultant, Department of Cornea Services, Sankara Eye Hospitals, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: Lalitha KJ, Consultant, Department of Glaucoma Services, Sankara Eye Hospitals, Bangalore, India.
Received: May 08, 2021; Published: May 19, 2021
We report a case of post-operative corneal epithelial toxicity following intra operative subconjunctival use of Mitomycin C for 1.5 minutes in twin site phacoemulsification and Trabeculectomy. Patient was doing well till 15 days after the surgery with the clear cornea and 20/20 vision. Then he noticed diminution of vision and cornea showed multiple punctate corneal erosion. On persistence of the lesion till five weeks after the surgery corneal scraping was done and sent for histopathological examination which showed Mitomycin related toxicity. With proper diagnosis and treatment patient improved well with a central clear cornea and vision 20/30. With guarded use and keen eye for possible complications in the follow-up visits one can avoid the undesirable and hazardous effects of MMC.
Keywords: Corneal Epithelial Toxicity; Mitomycin C; Trabeculectomy
Citation: Lalitha KJ., et al. “Corneal Epithelial Toxicity Following Intraoperative Use of Mitomycin C during Trabeculectomy - A Case Report".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 4.6 (2021): 53-56.
Copyright: © 2021 Lalitha KJ., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.