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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172-174

Subinternal limiting membrane hemorrhage post-Ahmed glaucoma valve in vitrectomized eye


Vitreo-Retina Services, Bharti Eye Foundation and Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhuvan Chanana
91, Pocket-B, Sukhdev Vihar, New Delhi - 110 025
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ojo.OJO_72_2017

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Glaucoma drainage devices are mostly used for refractory glaucoma. Early postoperative complications include flat anterior chamber, choroidal effusion, and suprachoroidal hemorrhage. An 8-year-old male patient with a prior history of vitreous surgery for traumatic vitreous hemorrhage, presented to us with angle recession glaucoma in his right eye. His intraocular pressure (IOP) was 44 mmHg despite maximum antiglaucoma medication. Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) surgery was performed to control his IOP. In the early postoperative period, the patient developed premacular subinternal limiting membrane (ILM) hemorrhage, which did not resolve even after 4 weeks. Vitreoretinal intervention involving removal of the thickened ILM and sub-ILM bleed had to be performed. To the best of our knowledge, no case has been reported with sub-ILM bleed post aqueous humor shunts. Here, we report a case of premacular sub-ILM bleed following AGV in vitrectomized eye.


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