Prevention, treatment of bleb-related infection crucial in trabeculectomy

TOKYO — Prophylaxis of infection through bleb hygiene after surgery and treatment of bleb leakage are crucial to the success of trabeculectomy, according to one surgeon. The Collaborative Bleb-related Infections Incidence and Treatment Study and the Japan Glaucoma Society Survey of Bleb-related Infection found vision-threatening complications such as bleb infection in 2% of trabeculectomy cases at 5 years and a 1% rate of endophthalmitis, Tetsuya Yamamoto, MD, said at the World Ophthalmology Congress. "In such cases, visual prognosis is very poor, particularly if the treatment of endophthalmitis is delayed. Around (Read more...)

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