Toxic endothelial cell destruction from intraocular benzalkonium chloride.

@article{Liu2001ToxicEC,
  title={Toxic endothelial cell destruction from intraocular benzalkonium chloride.},
  author={Howgwei Liu and I Routley and Klaus D. Teichmann},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 11},
  pages={1746-50}
}
PURPOSE To present a cluster of cases of corneal edema occurring after phacoemulsification. SETTING Regional hospital in rural Australia. METHODS This retrospective case series comprised 12 patients from a single surgical list comprising 19 cases who developed persistent corneal edema after having phacoemulsification. RESULTS After 6 months, the edema improved in 1 patient. Inadvertent intraocular use of balanced salt solution (BSS) preserved with benzalkonium chloride was found to be the… CONTINUE READING