Anterior segment inflammation and hypotony after posterior segment surgery

J. Fernando Arevalo, Reinaldo A. Garcia, Carlos F. Fernandez

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Recent advances in the instrumentation and surgical techniques for posterior segment surgery permit better anatomic and functional outcomes. Nevertheless, these procedures may be associated with complications involving the anterior segment, including postoperative inflammation and hypotony. One must differentiate infectious from noninfectious inflammation to initiate appropriate therapy promptly. Hypotony is a frustrating problem because it is difficult to reverse. The exclusion of eyes with other known causes of hypotony is important before establishing the putative mechanism of tractional ciliary body detachment caused by epiciliary proliferative tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-537
Number of pages11
JournalOphthalmology Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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