Choroidal Congestion after Trabeculectomy

Maria Marenco, Luigi Borgia, Aldo Vagge, Michele Iester

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The aim of this study is to report a case of choroidal congestion after trabeculectomy. This is a retrospective case report. An 85-year-old male with advanced open-angle glaucoma underwent trabeculectomy in both eyes and during follow-up he complained of visual impairment in the right eye. Thus, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) was performed and showed choroidal congestion in one eye 1 month after surgery together with a decrease of visual acuity. Symptoms and exam findings resolved with systemic steroids after a 6-month follow-up. OCT is essential for detecting choroidal congestion. This finding can be a possible complication after trabeculectomy and can benefit from steroid treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-390
Number of pages7
JournalCase Reports in Ophthalmology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019


  • Choroidal congestion
  • Spectral domain optical coherence tomography
  • Trabeculectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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