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Ophthalmic Surg. 1988 Dec;19(12):865-7.

Morbidity following prolonged postoperative hypotony after trabeculectomy.

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Glaucoma Unit, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, England.


The postoperative course of a series of 54 patients that had undergone primary trabeculectomy for open-angle glaucoma is reviewed. Almost one third of the eyes had prolonged postoperative hypotony with an intraocular pressure less than 8mm Hg for more than 2 weeks. The possible significance of prolonged hypotony and choroidal effusions is discussed in relation to the final intraocular pressure and the effect on visual acuity.

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