Free conjunctival patch for repair of persistent late bleb leak

Am J Ophthalmol. 1994 May 15;117(5):569-74. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)70060-1.


In four patients, we repaired leaking blebs by using a new technique of excision of the cystic bleb and replacement with free conjunctival autograft. The leaks were repaired successfully, and bleb function was maintained in all four patients. This technique should be considered when surgical management of a leaking bleb is indicated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Conjunctiva / transplantation*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glaucoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery*
  • Trabeculectomy*
  • Transplantation, Autologous
  • Visual Acuity