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Vol. 2, No. 2, 2011
Issue release date: May – August
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Case Rep Ophthalmol 2011;2:176–178
(DOI:10.1159/000329091)
Published: May 2011

Cataract Surgery in Behçet’s Disease Patients One Week after Infliximab Administration

Handa T. · Tsunekawa H. · Zako M.
Department of Ophthalmology, Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Japan Case Rep Ophthalmol 2011;2:176–178 (DOI:10.1159/000329091)

Abstract

Purpose: To describe two patients with Behçet’s disease who underwent cataract surgery one week after infliximab administration. Methods: Patients received preoperative antibiotic therapy with 0.5% levofloxacin eye drops and 500 mg levofloxacin oral tablets, followed by cataract surgery one week after infliximab administration. We observed ocular findings following cataract surgery, phacoemulsification-aspiration, and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation. Results: There were no intraoperative complications. Neither ocular inflammatory attacks nor infectious complications were found in the operated eyes of both patients during follow-up. Conclusion: Administration of infliximab one week before cataract surgery is safe and effective for patients with Behçet’s disease.

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Masahiro Zako, MD
Department of Ophthalmology, Aichi Medical University
Nagakute, Aichi 480-1195 (Japan)
Tel. +81 52264 4811, E-Mail zako@aichi-med-u.ac.jp


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Published online: May 24, 2011
Number of Print Pages : 3


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Case Reports in Ophthalmology

Vol. 2, No. 2, Year 2011 (Cover Date: May - August)

Journal Editor: Loewenstein A. (Tel Aviv)
ISSN: NIL (Print), eISSN: 1663-2699 (Online)

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