Long-Term Bleb-Related Infections After Trabeculectomy: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Influence of Bleb Revision.

@article{Kim2015LongTermBI,
  title={Long-Term Bleb-Related Infections After Trabeculectomy: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Influence of Bleb Revision.},
  author={Eun-Ah Kim and Simon K. Law and Anne L Coleman and Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi and Joann A Giaconi and Fei Yu and Ji-Woong Lee and Joseph Caprioli},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2015},
  volume={159 6},
  pages={
          1082-91
        }
}
PURPOSE To report the incidence of late-onset bleb-related infections and to identify risk factors for bleb-related infections after trabeculectomy for the treatment of glaucoma. DESIGN Retrospective case series. METHODS Bleb-related infections were defined as blebitis, endophthalmitis, or blebitis with endophthalmitis. A total of 1959 eyes of 1423 patients who underwent trabeculectomy and who were followed for ≥1 year were included. RESULTS Twenty-four eyes were diagnosed with bleb… CONTINUE READING
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