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Barium-induced toxic anterior segment syndrome

Matsushita, Kenji, Kawashima, Rumi, Hashida, Noriyasu, Hamano, Yuki, Harada, Kazuo, Higashisaka, Kazuma, Baba, Koichi, Sato, Shigeru, Huang, Weiran, Matsumoto, Hiroshi, Hamanaka, Teruhiko, Quantock, Andrew J. ORCID: and Nishida, Kohji 2023. Barium-induced toxic anterior segment syndrome. European Journal of Ophthalmology 33 (3) , NP31-NP35. 10.1177/11206721211069223

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Toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS) is a rapid-onset inflammation of the eye following uneventful ocular surgery. We report a case of TASS following Baerveldt glaucoma implant (BGI) surgery. Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) identified barium in the eye and in the eluate from the bleb of the BGI. We attribute TASS in our patient to the dissolution of barium from the BGI and its entry into the eye, where it causes severe inflammation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Optometry and Vision Sciences
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1120-6721
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 February 2023
Date of Acceptance: 30 November 2021
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2023 12:59

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