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Treating Choroidal Effusions After Glaucoma Surgery

  • Jody Piltz-Seymour
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Abstract

Serous choroidal detachments that develop after glaucoma surgery can be an annoyance to both patient and doctor, but most cases resolve spontaneously without permanent sequelae. The use of antimetabolites, however, has increased the incidence of persistent choroidals, complicating the postoperative course with prolonged visual compromise, shallow anterior chambers, cataract formation, and bleb failure. The best “treatment” for choroidal detachments is prevention. Prevention avoids the potential roller coaster of choroidalrelated complications, and every effort should be made throughout the postoperative period to avoid slipping down the road to choroidals. Once choroidals develop, careful consideration should be given to deciding when conservative treatment is indicated versus when the situation warrants surgical drainage of the serous choroidals.

Keywords

Anterior Chamber Glaucoma Surgery Choroidal Detachment Scleral Flap Shallow Anterior Chamber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jody Piltz-Seymour
    • 1
  1. 1.Glaucoma Care Center PC, Century Eye Care LLCBristolUSA

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