Glaucoma after Retinal Surgery

  • Annisa L. Jamil
  • Scott D. Lawrence
  • David A. Saperstein
  • Elliott M. Kanner
  • Richard P. Mills
  • Peter A. Netland


Following vitreoretinal surgery, patients may develop elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), which may be due to multiple different mechanisms. Preexisting glaucoma may be a potential cause of any postoperative IOP elevation in patients undergoing treatment for retinal disorders. Neovascularization of the anterior segment from underlying ischemic retinopathy may lead to neovascular glaucoma during the perioperative and postoperative periods. Also, prolonged treatment with topical or intravitreal steroids following retinal surgery can cause a steroid-induced glaucoma in susceptible patients.


Intraocular Pressure Scleral Buckle Neovascular Glaucoma Anterior Chamber Angle Panretinal Photocoagulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annisa L. Jamil
    • 1
  • Scott D. Lawrence
    • 2
  • David A. Saperstein
    • 3
  • Elliott M. Kanner
    • 4
  • Richard P. Mills
    • 5
  • Peter A. Netland
    • 6
  1. 1.Glaucoma Consultants Northwest, Swedish Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyThe Hamilton Eye Institute, University of TennesseeMemphisUSA
  3. 3.Glaucoma Consultants NorthwestSeattleUSA
  4. 4.Hamilton Eye Institute, University of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisUSA
  5. 5.Glaucoma Consultants NorthwestSeattleUSA
  6. 6.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesvilleUSA

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