Surgically induced necrotising sclerokeratitis (SINS)--precipitating factors and response to treatment.

  title={Surgically induced necrotising sclerokeratitis (SINS)--precipitating factors and response to treatment.},
  author={E. G. O'Donoghue and Susan Lightman and Stephen J. Tuft and Peter Watson},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={76 1},
The clinical features, treatment, and visual outcome of 52 eyes from 43 patients who developed scleritis following surgery were reviewed. In all patients the scleral inflammation developed adjacent to a surgical wound. Ninety six per cent had necrotising disease and 23% also had evidence of secondary posterior scleritis. Many different types of ocular surgery were implicated and the majority (75%) of the patients had two or more surgical procedures before the onset of the scleritis. Although… CONTINUE READING
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