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CASE REPORT

Glaucoma Surgery in Scleromalacia: Using Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation where Conventional Filtration Surgery or Angle Procedures are contraindicated

Dan Lindfield, Miles R Stanford, Saurabh Goyal

Citation Information : Lindfield D, Stanford MR, Goyal S. Glaucoma Surgery in Scleromalacia: Using Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation where Conventional Filtration Surgery or Angle Procedures are contraindicated. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2017; 11 (2):73-75.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1227

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

To describe the surgical management of glaucoma in a patient with severe scleromalacia, and secondary angle closure.

Introduction

The management of glaucoma with coexisting scleromalacia plus secondary angle closure is challenging as most commonly performed incisional glaucoma surgery as well as minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), which targets the drainage angle are all contraindicated.

Case report

Medically refractory glaucoma in a 60-year-old male with a 30-year history of granulomatosis with polyangiitis resulting in extensive severe scleromalacia, cicatricial lower lid retraction with significant conjunctival exposure, and widespread synechial angle closure from chronic anterior uveitis was managed with combined phacoemulsification cataract surgery, and endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP). Careful postoperative management with intensive immunosuppression was used to successfully prevent complications related to the surgery, which resulted in improved visual acuity, and control of intraocular pressure (IOP).

Conclusion

The ECP is a minimally invasive procedure that targets inflow of aqueous, and can be safely and successfully used to control IOP in challenging patients with complex secondary glaucoma, where the use of traditional incisional surgery, and other MIGS procedures are all contraindicated.

Clinical significance

The choice of surgical treatment for medically refractory glaucoma needs to be selected based on the circumstances of individual patients, and take into consideration the condition of the sclera, conjunctiva and drainage angle, against the safety and efficacy of possible treatments.

How to cite this article

Rodrigues IAS, Lindfield D, Stanford MR, Goyal S. Glaucoma Surgery in Scleromalacia: Using Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation where Conventional Filtration Surgery or Angle Procedures are contraindicated. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2017;11(2):73-75.


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