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WGC-2021

Abstract #79857 Published in IGR 20-2

Vision Loss After Glaucoma Surgery: Progressive Macular Thinning as a Sign of Snuff-Out Phenomenon

Mohammadzadeh V; Galian K; Martinyan J; Nouri-Mahdavi K
Journal of Glaucoma 2019; 28: e99-e102


We herein report two eyes with significant loss of vision after glaucoma filtering surgery that was accompanied by progressive macular thinning detected on macular OCT imaging. The findings provide evidence that progressive retinal ganglion cell loss is one of the causes of visual loss after uncomplicated glaucoma surgery.

Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

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Classification:

12.8.11 Complications, endophthalmitis (Part of: 12 Surgical treatment > 12.8 Filtering surgery)
2.13 Retina and retinal nerve fibre layer (Part of: 2 Anatomical structures in glaucoma)
6.9.2.2 Posterior (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods > 6.9 Computerized image analysis > 6.9.2 Optical coherence tomography)



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