It has been shown that mitomycin-C increases the success rate of trabeculectomy; however, a rise in the incidence of postoperative complications has also been reported. Consequently, the use of antimetabolite is usually reserved for patients who are at high risk of surgical failure or for patients with advanced glaucoma in whom low intraocular pressure is desired. This report describes a patient who suffered severe visual loss which was a direct result of hypotonous maculopathy after trabeculectomy with mitomycin-C and various other complications from the subsequent interventions.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Mar 1997|