Channels: Glaucoma | Posted 3/24/2016
Jeffrey Freedman, MD, PhD, presents a patient is an African American who had failed previous glaucoma surgery due to bleb fibrosis. Supra-Tenon implantation was chosen to avoid the effect of Tenons capsule which contains the mRNA for the pro-fibrotic cytokine transforming growth factor beta. The patient had successful outcome with thin bleb and adequate pressure control. Supra-Tenon surgery is chosen where previous glaucoma surgery has failed due to bleb fibrosis.
Bleb • Glaucoma • Intraocular Pressure, IOP • IOP Ophthalmics • Molteno 3 Glaucoma implant