Retinal vein occlusion after trabeculectomy with mitomycin C.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: To evaluate acute retinal vein occlusion as a potential complication of trabeculectomy with mitomycin C in cases of advanced glaucoma. METHODS: The records of three patients who developed retinal vein occlusions immediately after uncomplicated trabeculectomy with mitomycin C were reviewed. RESULTS: All three patients had advanced open-angle glaucoma with total cupping of the optic nerve, severe visual field loss, and evidence of systemic vascular disease. A marked decrease in intraocular pressure was noted in the postoperative period in all of the patients. CONCLUSION: A shift in the lamina cribrosa, associated with the perioperative intraocular pressure change, may have contributed to occlusion of the venous outflow system in these susceptible patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dev, S; Herndon, L; Shields, MB

Published Date

  • October 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 122 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 574 - 575

PubMed ID

  • 8862056

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)72120-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States