Author(s): Suresh H. H1, Vidyadevi M2, Alka Varghese3, Krishnaprasad A. H4, S. P. Reddy5
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence of immediate and early postoperative complications following trabeculectomy, in a tertiary care Centre
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of complications, in a case series 366 patients, who underwent trabeculectomy with or without MMC at a tertiary Centre from January 2013-January 2015. 292 cases were operated without MMC and 74 cases with MMC.
RESULTS: Of the, 366 case series, 63 cases (17.2%) had complications. Among it, High IOP was seen in 29 cases (46%), Shallow AC with Seidel’s positive in 12 cases (19.04%) and Seidel’s negative in 6 cases (9.52%), Severe reaction in the post-operative period in 9 cases (14.28%), PC rent intraoperatively in 3 cases (4.8%) and Encapsulated Bleb in 3 cases (4.8%). Out of 63 cases with complications, 17 cases (26.98%) were with MMC and 46 cases (73.01%) were without MMC.