2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Part I: Strabismus
Chapter 14: Surgery of the Extraocular Muscles
Complications of Strabismus Surgery
Pyogenic Granuloma and Foreign-Body Granuloma
Pyogenic granuloma (lobular capillary hemangioma) consists of a lobular proliferation of capillaries with edema that typically develops at the conjunctival incision site (Fig 14-3). It is prone to ulceration or bleeding but usually resolves spontaneously. Persistent lesions may require surgical excision. In rare cases, suture can cause foreign-body granulomas and allergic reactions (Fig 14-4).
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.