An Unusual Case of Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome: A Case Report
Keywords:Cataract, Postoperative Complications, Sterilization, TASS
An uncommon but serious postoperative complication following ocular surgery, particularly cataract surgery, is the Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS). Early onset inflammation and a variety of ocular symptoms, endangering patient's vision are its defining features. Topical antiseptics in general, talc in surgical gloves, topical eye drops, highly protein-containing Ocular Viscosurgical Devices (OVDs), OVD residues on instruments, inadequate phaco hand piece cleansing following surgery and prior to thermo-disinfection, and tap water are other common culprits. We describe a peculiar TASS situation that we faced in our setup and then how it was handled. The insight gained might be useful for ophthalmic surgeons.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2024 Stephane Zake
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.