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Trabeculectomy with intraoperative retrobulbar triamcinolone acetonide

Authors Kahook M, Camejo L, Noecker RJ

Published 25 November 2008 Volume 2009:3 Pages 29—31


Malik Y Kahook1, Larissa Camejo2, Robert J Noecker2

1Department of Ophthalmology, The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO, USA; 2UPMC Eye Center, Eye and Ear Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Abstract: Use of topical steroids is an important component of postoperative care after filtration surgery. Efficacy of postoperative medications is affected by patient adherence and physical limitations in the elderly population often prohibit proper dosing of ophthalmic drops. We describe a technique for the use of intraoperative retrobulbar triamcinolone acetonide in trabeculectomy surgery and report on postoperative outcomes. This technique appears safe and may be an attractive method of delivering a steroid depot at the time of trabeculectomy.

Keywords: glaucoma, trabeculectomy, steroids

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