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Review of filtering bleb infection following trabeculectomy at the Department of Ophthalmology, Wakayama Medical University Hospital Ryoko Komori 1 , Hiroki Iwanishi 1 , Yukihisa Takada 1 , Takayoshi Sumioka 1 , Shizuya Saika 1 1Department of Ophthalmology, Wakayama Medical University Hospital pp.853-859
Published Date 2020/7/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410213614
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Abstract Purpose:To report cases of bleb infection following trabeculectomy for glaucoma in our institution.

Cases and Method:This retrospective study was made on 460 eyes of 384 cases who received mitomycin-assisted trabeculectomy during 11 years through 2019. The conjunctiva was fornix-based in all the cases.

Findings:Bleb-infection developed in 5 out of 5 eyes(1.0%). The series comprised 4 males and 1 female. The age ranged from 48 to 87 years, average 71.6 years. The infection took place early after surgery in one eye and later than 12 months in the other 4 eyes. After suitable treatments, the final outcome was fair in 4 out of 5 eyes.

Conclusion:Incidence of bleb infection in our institution was about the same as reported in literature. Modality of treatment is to be selected according findings in each case.


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