Efficacy of autologous blood injection for treating overfiltering or leaking blebs after glaucoma surgery.

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Journal Article

PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of autologous blood injections for treating overfiltering or leaking blebs after glaucoma surgery. METHOD: Retrospective review of ten eyes of ten patients who received intrableb autologous blood injections for hypotonous maculopathy. RESULTS: After intrableb blood injection, average intraocular pressure increased from 4.3 mm Hg to 6.4 mm Hg, and average visual acuity improved from 20/88 to 20/77. These results, however, were not statistically significant. CONCLUSION: Our results with autologous blood injection are less favorable than those of previous reports, although further study with a larger case series is needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Choudhri, SA; Herndon, LW; Damji, KF; Allingham, RR; Shields, MB

Published Date

  • April 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 123 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 554 - 555

PubMed ID

  • 9124257

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9124257

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)70186-2

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States