Glaucoma Surgery

Complications

Intraoperative Complications (N = 514)

2021

Among the 514 patients treated for glaucoma, 99% had no complications.

Intraoperative Complications

2021

The total intraoperative complication rate was 1.4%, which included mainly hyphema, vitreous prolapse, and a case of aqueous misdirection.

Postoperative Complications (N = 514)

2021

Among the 514 patients who returned for follow-up 3 to 12 months after glaucoma surgery, 92.6% had no complications; the total postoperative complication rate was 7.4%.

Postoperative Complications

2021

The total postoperative complication rate was 7.4%, which included additional surgery (3.3%), hyphema (1.4%), retinal detachment (1.0%), bleb leak (0.6%), wound dehiscence (0.6%), hypotony (IOP < 5 mm Hg) (0.4%), and exposed tube (0.2%).