TASS Research Paper Mollie Mary Kathleen Dawson What is TASS? TASS stands for Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome is an acute postoperative inflammatory reaction in which a noninfectious substance enters the anterior segment and induces toxic damage to the intraocular tissues. TASS is a post-surgical event after an anterior segment surgery. At the time of surgery there is no indication is the problem. What is the cause? TASS is a rare but serious sterile postoperative inflammatory reaction due to contamination of noninfectious substance during operation that causes toxic damage in the intraocular tissues. Unfortunately, TASS usually occurs in a cluster rather than a single case suggesting a common contamination of patient like series of endophthalmitis. The intense painless inflammation of the anterior segment typically presents within 24 hours after surgery, in contrast to the longer presenting time of infectious endophthalmitis.
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