Cutaneous hypopigmentation following a posterior sub-tenon triamcinolone injection.Am J Ophthalmol 2004; 137(4):779-80AJ
To report a case of cutaneous skin hypopigmentation following a posterior sub-Tenon triamcinolone acetonide injection for uveitis.
Observational case report.
A 28-year-old African American female with Adamantiades-Behcet disease and panuveitis was administered a posterior sub-Tenon injection of triamcinolone acetonide and developed cutaneous hypopigmentation.
The patient developed skin hypopigmentation of the upper eyelid adjacent to the site of the sub-Tenon injection.
Injection of corticosteroids into the sub-Tenon space can cause hypopigmentation of the adjacent tissues, especially in heavily pigmented individuals.