Choroidal effusion during glaucoma surgery in patients with prominent episcleral vessels.

  title={Choroidal effusion during glaucoma surgery in patients with prominent episcleral vessels.},
  author={A Robert Bellows and Leo T. Chylack and David Lee Epstein and B Thomas Hutchinson},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  volume={97 3},
Rapid intraoperative choroidal effusion and flattening of the anterior chamber occurred during glaucoma filtering surgery in four young patients with prominent episcleral vessels, elevated episcleral venous pressure, and advanced open-angle glaucoma. Two of these four patients had Sturge-Weber syndrome. Intraoperative release of suprachoroidal fluid (SCF) through a posterior sclerotomy facilitated reformation of the anterior chamber and repositioning of the iris and ciliary body. Posterior… CONTINUE READING


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