How is hypotony prevented during trabeculectomy?

Updated: May 18, 2020
  • Author: Maria Hannah Pia Uyloan de Guzman, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Prevention of intraoperative hypotony

This is especially important for eyes with advanced optic nerve damage and floppy eyes (eg, vitrectomized, highly myopic). An AC maintainer or viscoelastic can help stabilize the anterior chamber and prevent hypotony.


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