Case ReportHypopyon Iritis After Primary Fresh Amniotic Membrane TransplantationSrinivasan, Renuka MS; T, Suchi Smitha MBBS; Gupta, Arvind MS; Kaliaperumal, Subashini MS, FRCS (Glasg)Author Information From the Department of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India. Received for publication February 5, 2007; revision received June 15, 2007; accepted June 28, 2007. The authors state that they have no proprietary interest in the products named in this article. Reprints: Arvind Gupta, Department of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry 605 006, India (e-mail: [email protected]). Cornea: December 2007 - Volume 26 - Issue 10 - p 1275-1276 doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e31814b8b94 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose: To report the occurrence of hypopyon iritis after primary, fresh amniotic membrane transplant (AMT). Methods: A case report of a 65-year-old man who underwent AMT along with placement of hydrophilic contact lens for symptomatic relief of pseudophakic bullous keratopathy for the first time. The amniotic membrane (AM) transplanted was obtained freshly after an elective cesarean section. Results: The patient developed hypopyon on the second postoperative day. Culture of remnants of AM and contact lens were negative. Hypopyon did not respond to periocular antibiotics but disappeared with periocular steroids. Hypopyon was noticed again at 1-week follow-up because of poor compliance of the patient. It again responded to periocular steroids. At 1-year follow-up, the patient is asymptomatic with 20/600 vision. Conclusions: Sterile hypopyon iritis appeared after primary AMT with fresh AM, and it disappeared with periocular steroids. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.