Corneal incision phacoemulsification and internal bleb revision.

  title={Corneal incision phacoemulsification and internal bleb revision.},
  author={Naokuni Kasahara and Santiago Antonio B Sibayan and M H Montenegro and Ruthanne B. Simmons and Thomas J. Smith},
  journal={Ophthalmic surgery and lasers},
  volume={27 5},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Cataract extraction in filtered eyes often leads to decreased outflow and, eventually, to bleb failure. The authors describe a surgical technique that promotes preservation of the filtering bleb. PATIENTS AND METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed 19 eyes of 19 consecutive patients who underwent corneal incision phacoemulsification and simultaneous internal revision of the previous filtering bleb. RESULTS The mean follow-up time was 13.6 +/- 7.6 months. Visual… CONTINUE READING