Use of a symblepharon ring for treatment of over-filtration and leaking blebs after glaucoma filtration surgery

R. A. Hill, A. Aminlari, J. W. Sassani, M. Michalski

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Abstract

We report the use of a symblepharon ring in the treatment of seven cases of flat anterior chamber (six cases of total iridocorneal touch, and one of corneal-lens touch) secondary to overfiltration or to bleb leak. In all cases, the anterior chamber reformed within 24 hours after the symblepharon ring was used. Advantages of using the ring are: (a) it permits testing of visual acuity, tonometry, and intraocular examination without removing it; (b) it does not require suturing to the conjunctiva; (c) it does not disturb the corneal epithelium; (d) it may be available at institutions lacking other shells; and (e) it is cost-effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-710
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery
Volume21
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Filtering Surgery
Touch
Anterior Chamber
Blister
Glaucoma
Corneal Epithelium
Conjunctiva
Manometry
Lenses
Visual Acuity
Costs and Cost Analysis
Therapeutics

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  • Ophthalmology

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In: Ophthalmic Surgery, Vol. 21, No. 10, 01.01.1990, p. 707-710.

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