Case Report

Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome After Phacoemulsification


  • Gamze Dereli
  • Tamer Takmaz

Received Date: 23.06.2012 Accepted Date: 17.12.2012 Turk J Ophthalmol 2013;43(5):377-380

Toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS) caused by non-infectious agents is a sterile inflammation which occurs after anterior segment surgery and results in toxic damage to the intraocular tissues. Occurring within 12-48 hours after surgery, the most common symptoms and signs are blurred vision, corneal edema and inflammation. There are many agents accused in the etiology such as: irrigation fluids, improper sterilization of surgical instruments, ocular medications, and intraocular lens. Postoperative endophthalmitis is important in the differential diagnosis. In this article, a case of TASS seen after phacoemulsification surgery is discussed in terms of diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and treatment modality.

Keywords: Toxic anterior segment syndrome, phacoemulsification, cataract

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