Efficacy of autologous blood injection for treating overfiltering or leaking blebs after glaucoma surgery
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of autologous blood injections for treating overfiltering or leaking blebs after glaucoma surgery.
Method: Retrospective review of ten eyes of ten patients who received intrableb autologous blood injections for hypotonous maculopathy.
Results: After intrableb blood injection, average intraocular pressure increased from 4.3 mm Hg to 6.4 mm Hg, and average visual acuity improved from 20/88 to 20/77. These results, however, were not statistically significant.
Conclusion: Our results with autologous blood injection are less favorable than those of previous reports, although further study with a larger case series is needed.
American Journal of Ophthalmology
Choudhri, S. A.,
Herndon, L. W.,
Damji, K. F.,
Allingham, R. R.,
(1997). Efficacy of autologous blood injection for treating overfiltering or leaking blebs after glaucoma surgery. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 123(4), 554-555.
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This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.