Combined perfluoropropane gas and viscoelastic material injection for anterior chamber reformation following trabeculectomy.

To describe a novel technique to treat hypotony and shallow anterior chamber following trabeculectomy
Three patients who underwent fornix based trabeculectomy with mitomycin C (MMC) presented in the postoperative days with a shallow anterior chamber, hypotony, and overfiltrating blebs. They were treated with an injection of 0.2 ml of 16% perfluoropropane (C(3)F(8)) to the anterior chamber followed by an injection of a viscoelastic material.
In all patients the anterior chamber was reformed successfully without any complications.
Patients with a shallow anterior chamber and overfiltrating blebs following a recent trabeculectomy can be treated successfully with a combination of a long acting gas and a viscoelastic material.
AuthorsS Kurtz, I Leibovitch
JournalThe British journal of ophthalmology (Br J Ophthalmol) Vol. 86 Issue 11 Pg. 1225-7 (Nov 2002) ISSN: 0007-1161 [Print] England
PMID12386073 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Fluorocarbons
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • perflutren
  • Anterior Chamber (physiopathology)
  • Elasticity
  • Female
  • Fluorocarbons (administration & dosage)
  • Glaucoma (physiopathology, surgery)
  • Humans
  • Hyaluronic Acid (administration & dosage)
  • Intraocular Pressure (physiology)
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Trabeculectomy (adverse effects)
  • Viscosity

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