Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Corneal injury after routine gastrointestinal endoscopy with moderate sedation.

Authors
  • Dixon, Robert1
  • Adler, Douglas G1
  • Sossenheimer, Michael1
  • Taylor, Linda Jo1
  • Fang, John C1
  • 1 Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of gastroenterology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
Volume
32
Issue
4
Pages
419–421
Identifiers
DOI: 10.20524/aog.2019.0365
PMID: 31263366
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report a case series of 4 patients who underwent routine gastrointestinal endoscopy under moderate sedation and developed corneal injuries. Although corneal abrasion has been reported as the most common ocular complication during non-ocular surgery under general anesthesia, the risk for corneal abrasion during routine endoscopic procedures using moderate sedation has not been previously reported. Symptoms reported included ocular burning, scratchy sensation, redness, and pain reported post-procedure. Endoscopists and staff should be alert to the occurrence of this potentially serious complication, as this is paramount for its prevention, diagnosis, and management. Treatment of corneal abrasion includes referral to ophthalmology for close monitoring, pain management, pressure patch, and antimicrobial prophylaxis.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times