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Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2003;44: E-Abstract 2026.
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2026

Transient Post-Operative Hypotony Following Transconjunctival 25 Gauge Vitrectomy

A. Gupta1, C.R. Gonzales1, S.Y. Lee1, J.Y. Freeman1, M.F. Estafanous1, A.E. Kreiger1 and S.D. Schwartz1

1 Ophthalmology/Retina, Jules Stein Eye Inst/UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Commercial Relationships: A. Gupta, None; C.R. Gonzales, None; S.Y. Lee, None; J.Y. Freeman, None; M.F.G. Estafanous, None; A.E. Kreiger, None; S.D. Schwartz, Bausch and Lombe C.

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the incidence of post-operative hypotony following transconjunctival 25 gauge pars plana vitrectomy (TSV25) in eyes with a variety of different pathology.
Methods: Pars plana vitrectomy was performed on 100 consecutive eyes using the TSV25 system. Intraocular pressures (IOP) were measured 2-6 hours after vitrectomy (POD 0) and on post-operative day 1 (POD 1).
Results: 14/100 eyes had an IOP below 5 mmHg requiring supplemental intraocular gas, air, or saline injection on POD 0. Only 1/100 eyes had an IOP below 5 on POD 1. Zero eyes were hypotonous by post-operative week 1.
Conclusions: Transient hypotony requiring volume enhancement may occur in a small portion of patients undergoing vitrectomy with the TSV25 system. Hypotony resolves by POD 1 in the majority of patients.

Keywords: vitreoretinal surgery

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