Online course: Post-Surgical Glaucoma


Course Overview

The Post-Surgical Glaucoma module consists of three classes:

1. Glaucoma after vitreoretinal surgery

The number of vitreoretinal (VR) surgeries performed worldwide is expected to increase, fueled by the aging population and rising awareness about eye care.1 Globally, vitreoretinal (VR) surgeries represent a significant proportion of all intraocular procedures. Indications for VR surgeries vary, but would typical comprise one of the following: rhegmatogenous and tractional retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, epiretinal membrane and intraocular masses.

2. Glaucoma associated with keratoplasty

Corneal transplantation, or keratoplasty, is a procedure that has been performed for over a hundred years and has evolved from the replacement of all layers of the cornea to more recent techniques in which only the replacement of the sick layer(s) is/are performed, or the use of mechanical prostheses aim to fulfill the compromised optical function of the native cornea.1,2When assessing the relationship of glaucoma associated with keratoplasty, it should first be noted whether the patient had glaucoma before surgery or not, or had previously been diagnosed for other diseases and underwent additional surgeries in that eye.

3. Uveitis-Glaucoma-Hyphema (UGH) syndrome

UGH syndrome (or “Ellingson” syndrome) is an iatrogenic condition, originally described in 1978 as a complication of intraocular chafing by first-generation anterior chamber intraocular lenses (IOL) It was noted that certain types of anterior chamber IOLs had warped footplates leading to a rocking motion of the lens and mechanical irritation of adjacent anterior chamber angle structures.


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