In 15 eyes with uncontrolled aphakic/pseudophakic glaucoma, trabeculectomy with anterior vitrectomy was performed. Mean pre-operative intraocular pressure (IOP) was 38.2 ± 6.7 mmHg and mean post operative IOP was 19.3 ± 5.2 mmHg after follow-up of 11.2 2 months. The anterior chamber maintainer technique during vitrectomy has been employed. Success rate (IOP < 21 mmHg with or without glaucoma medication) was 80 %. Visual acuity remained unchanged in 4 eyes, improved in 5 eyes and worsened in 6 eyes. Post-operative complications included: two eyes with cystoid macular edema, two eyes with choroidal effusion and prolonged hypotony, one eye with self-absorbing vitreus hemorrhage and one eye with some opacification of the corneal graft. In aphakic/pseudophakic glaucoma where vitreus is filling the anterior chamber - a combined trabeculectomy with anterior vitrectomy is indicated for removal of vitreus from the sclerostomy site with better aqueous flow through the sclerostomy and adequate control of IOP.
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - May 1991|
- anterior vitrectomy
- aphakic/pseudophakic glaucoma
- high intra ocular pressure