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VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2012 ) > List of Articles
Michael Coote, Jonathan Crowston
Keywords : Bleb revision, Bleb failure, Trabeculectomy, Glaucoma surgery, Revision trabeculectomy
Citation Information : Coote M, Crowston J. Revision Trabeculectomy: Pearls and Pitfalls. J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2012; 6 (3):131-138.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-12-2012
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Revision trabeculectomy is used to describe any surgical intervention subsequent to an existing trabeculectomy. Mostly, it is used to describe resurgery for failure of trabeculectomy, as defined by inadequate pressure control. Revision may also be performed for unsafe, uncomfortable or leaking blebs. Mostly bleb failure occurs within the subconjunctival space, although the flap and ostium may be involved or causative. Clear surgical principles, meticulous surgical technique and scrupulous postoperative care are key to successful revision surgery. This review is an attempt to elucidate the technique of bleb revision for bleb failure.
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