Control of bleb fibrosis after glaucoma surgery by anti-inflammatory agents

S Afr Med J. 1976 May 29;50(23):881-5.


The methods used to identify and evaluate anti-inflammatory agents, and the effects of a triple drug regimen, consisting of oral prednisone and flufenamic acid and topical l-adrenaline in controlling bleb inflammation and fibrosis around drainage implants in patients with terminal glaucoma are described. The benefits of anti-inflammatory agents in other surgical glaucoma procedures are suggested.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Drainage
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Epinephrine / therapeutic use
  • Eye Diseases / drug therapy
  • Flufenamic Acid / therapeutic use
  • Glaucoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Complications / drug therapy*
  • Prednisone / therapeutic use
  • Sclera*


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Flufenamic Acid
  • Prednisone
  • Epinephrine