Anterior Uveitis after Subconjunctival Injection of Mitomycin C in a Patient with Previous Trabeculectomy

Affiliation: Basir Eye Health Research Center

Authors : Maryam Yadgari, Farsad Noorizadeh, Ali Vafaei, Saman Mohazzab-Torabi, Soheila Sobhani

Objective: To report a case of anterior uveitis after subconjunctival mitomycin C injection in a patient with a history of trabeculectomy.

Case Report: A 45 year old patient, with anterior uveitis in his right eye after postoperative injection of mitomycin C one month after trabeculectomy, was treated in Basir eye clinic, Tehran, Iran. The Patient had no history of previous ocular infection. Topical prednisolone and tropicamide drops were effective in improving vision and reducing pain in our case.

Conclusion: Anterior uveitis might happen after trabeculectomy surgery; however, in our case, it was more likely the result of mitomycin C administration one month after trabeculectomy. This should be considered as a differential diagnosis of postoperative bleb infections.


Keywords: Uveitis; Mitomycin C; Trabeculectomy.