Efficacy of autologous blood injection for treating overfiltering or leaking blebs after glaucoma surgery

Am J Ophthalmol. 1997 Apr;123(4):554-5. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)70186-2.


Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of autologous blood injections for treating overfiltering or leaking blebs after glaucoma surgery.

Method: Retrospective review of ten eyes of ten patients who received intrableb autologous blood injections for hypotonous maculopathy.

Results: After intrableb blood injection, average intraocular pressure increased from 4.3 mm Hg to 6.4 mm Hg, and average visual acuity improved from 20/88 to 20/77. These results, however, were not statistically significant.

Conclusion: Our results with autologous blood injection are less favorable than those of previous reports, although further study with a larger case series is needed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Blood*
  • Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Female
  • Glaucoma / physiopathology
  • Glaucoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Injections
  • Intraocular Pressure / physiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
  • Postoperative Complications / therapy*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sclerostomy / adverse effects*
  • Trabeculectomy / adverse effects*
  • Visual Acuity / physiology