Late hypotony after cataract extraction due to a scleral fistula: A technique for surgical correction

Daniel Laroche, Bernard McGowan, David Greenfield, Jeffrey M. Liebmann, Robert Ritch

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The authors report the use of a surgical procedure for the correction of a scleral fistula in a patient with late hypotony after cataract surgery. Trephination of necrotic tissue lining the scleral fistula with a double scleral patch technique was performed. Four months later, the patient's vision had improved to 20/40, with improvement of the macular folds and an intraocular pressure of 10 mm Hg. The authors conclude that the use of a double-patching technique is effective in the repair of scleral fistulas. The technique allows one to avoid more risky repair procedures that involve a greater area of tissue excision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-143
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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