Abstract #82839 Published in IGR 20-4

Choroidal Congestion after Trabeculectomy

Marenco M; Borgia L; Vagge A; Iester M
Case Reports in Ophthalmology 2019; 10: 384-390

The aim of this study is to report a case of choroidal congestion after trabeculectomy. This is a retrospective case report. An 85-year-old male with advanced open-angle glaucoma underwent trabeculectomy in both eyes and during follow-up he complained of visual impairment in the right eye. Thus, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) was performed and showed choroidal congestion in one eye 1 month after surgery together with a decrease of visual acuity. Symptoms and exam findings resolved with systemic steroids after a 6-month follow-up. OCT is essential for detecting choroidal congestion. This finding can be a possible complication after trabeculectomy and can benefit from steroid treatment.

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12.8.1 Without tube implant (Part of: 12 Surgical treatment > 12.8 Filtering surgery)
2.12 Choroid, peripapillary choroid, peripapillary atrophy (Part of: 2 Anatomical structures in glaucoma)

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