Optical coherence tomographic findings of the anterior segment after nonpenetrating deep sclerectomy

Am J Ophthalmol. 2002 Jun;133(6):837-9. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(02)01411-3.


Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of optical coherence tomography for the analysis of anterior segment after glaucoma surgery.

Design: Interventional case report.

Methods: In a 79-year-old man with primary open-angle glaucoma, optical coherence tomography was performed on the left eye after nonpenetrating deep sclerectomy.

Results: Optical coherence tomography showed thinning of the conjunctiva over the filtering bleb, presence of a space under the scleral flap that is considered as a lake, and presence of fibrous tissue in the bleb.

Conclusion: This case indicates that optical coherence tomography, a noninvasive, noncontact optical imaging modality, may be useful for analysis of the anterior segment after glaucoma surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anterior Eye Segment / pathology*
  • Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological*
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Interferometry
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Light
  • Male
  • Sclera / surgery*
  • Sclerostomy*
  • Tomography