Surgery may not be ideal in glaucomatous eyes with retinal disc hemorrhage, low IOP

April 2009
Ocular Surgery News;4/25/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p18
Academic Journal
This article reports on the possibility that surgery will be counterproductive on glaucomatous eyes with low intraocular pressure (IOP) and retinal disc hemorrhage, according to speaker Anthony Realini. He points out that a risk factor for progression is disc hemorrhage. Results of the Collaborative Normal Tension Glaucoma Study cited by Realini showed that eyes with disc hemorrhage fared no better with treatment than those without treatment. Other risk factors during an operation include blebitis, endophthalmitis, wound healing and eye running, he says.


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