Two cases of corneal perforation after oral administration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: Oral NSAID-induced corneal damage

Ikuya Masuda, Toshihiko Matsuo, Kazuo Okamoto, Kyoko Matsushita, Hiroshi Ohtsuki

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Abstract

PURPOSE. To report 2 cases of corneal perforation associated with the use of oral nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). METHODS. In a 62-year-old woman and a 79-year-old woman, corneal perforation occurred after 7 days and 5 months of oral NSAIDs administration, respectively. RESULTS. After NSAIDs were discontinued, the cornea epithelialized and the anterior chamber formed within 14 and 10 days, respectively. CONCLUSIONS. It is well known that topical NSAIDs cause corneal perforation. Observations in the present cases suggest that the oral administration of NSAIDs may also cause corneal damage, and hence, medical professionals should consider the risk of damage to the cornea when administering these drugs orally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-456
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Corneal epithelialization
  • Corneal perforation
  • Oral nsaids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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