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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 394-395

Anaphylactoid reaction following topical moxifloxacin eye drops after cataract surgery

Department of Ophthalmology, Ponnammal Duraiswamy Eye Hospital, Ramnagar, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. B Koshal Ram
Ponnammal Duraiswamy Eye Hospital, Ramnagar, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_49_21

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Systemic hypersensitivity reactions to topical ophthalmic treatment occur rarely, but when they do, they can be severe as highlighted by this case. A postoperative cataract surgery patient developed a severe and generalized hypersensitivity reaction following topical treatment with moxifloxacin eye drops. This case report emphasizes the importance of a thorough drug and ABS allergy history when patients are seen at preassessment or checked in for surgery.

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