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Topic: ESOPRS 2021 ePoster sessions
Time: Sep 17, 2021 16:00 Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna, 15:00 London



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Postoperative topical steroids in oculoplastic patients and its effect on intraocular pressure

Author: Beatriz Torrellas Darvas
ePoster Number: 254


To study the effect on intraocular pressure (IOP) related to the use of topical steroid ointment treatment after lateral tarsal strip surgery.


A descriptive cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted on 66 patients who had undergone lateral tarsal strip surgery. The surgery was performed with the same technique by two experienced surgeons. The treatment regimen consisted in an eye ointment combination of a corticosteroid and antibiotic, which was applied in the wound three times a day for two weeks. Preoperative IOP was compared to IOP 1week and 1 month postoperative. The study was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Statistical analysis was performed using Microsoft Excel. Student’s t test was used to determine the significance of the differences in the mean values. A p value of 0.05 or lower was considered statistically significant.


A total of 66 patients were enrolled from January 2018 to May 2021, 31 women and 45 male, with a mean age of 75 ± 10.5 years old (range 44-95 years old). Mean IOP preoperative was 14.4 ± 3.2 mmHg (range 8-22), which remained 14.5 ± 3.3 mmHg (range 8-21, p=0.3213) 1 week after surgery and 14.4 ± 3.4 mmHg (range 8-27, p=0.2213) 1 month after surgery. There was no significant difference between the 3 groups (p>0.05).


As the association between ophthalmic topical steroids and the increase in IOP is well known, we wondered whether the small amount of ointment applied in the lateral canthal area that goes in the eye could have the same effect. With this retrospective study we conclude that there is no significant raise in IOP after a short course of steroid ointment after lateral canthoplasty.

Additional Authors

First nameLast nameBase Hospital / Institution
StefanyMontoya OrtegaJoan XXIII of Tarragona Hospital
RosaBonilla QuijadaJoan XXIII of Tarragona Hospital

Abstract ID: 21-151