Choroidal detachment following glaucoma surgery

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The presence of serous or hemorrhagic fluid accumulation in the suprachoroidal space is defined as a choroidal detachment.1 The pathophysiology of this fluid collection is not clearly understood, but it occurs as a result of multiple mechanisms such as ocular hypotony, surgical trauma, altered integrity of the ocular vasculature, as well as inflammation. A choroidal detachment can be seen after several clinical settings such as a combined cataract and glaucoma surgery, a cataract extraction, or a retinal detachment, as a result of ocular inflammation or due to spontaneous development.2 It usually occurs at any time in the postsurgical period more frequently during the first week.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCataract Surgery in the Glaucoma Patient
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780387094076
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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