Acute retinal necrosis complicating chicken pox in a healthy adult: a case report and review of literature.

Tajunisah, I.; Reddy, S.C. (2007) Acute retinal necrosis complicating chicken pox in a healthy adult: a case report and review of literature. Annals of ophthalmology (Skokie, Ill.), 39 (1). pp. 57-62. ISSN 1558-9951

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Abstract

We report a case of unilateral acute retinal necrosis (ARN) with marked vitritis and retinal necrosis leading to retinal breaks following chicken pox successfully treated with intravenous acyclovir followed by oral acyclovir, orbital floor triamcinolone injections to contain the inflammation, and barrier laser therapy to secure the retinal breaks with good visual outcome. This case is unusual in its severity and the novel use orbital floor triamcinolone therapy to contain ARN inflammation.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Tajunisah, I.
  2. Reddy, S.C.
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of ophthalmology (Skokie, Ill.)
Additional Information: Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603, Malaysia. tajun69@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chickenpox/virology; Eye Infections, Viral/diagnosis
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2011 09:45
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2011 09:45
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1644

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