Postoperative Flat Anterior Chamber Treatment & Management

Updated: Apr 12, 2019
  • Author: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Mannitol is used to dehydrate the vitreous that would overcome malignant glaucoma and other cases of refractory intraocular pressure elevation.

Diamox is used to lower the intraocular pressure and is useful in phacomorphic glaucoma.

Topical glaucoma medications should be used to control elevated intraocular pressure when possible.

Inflammation is managed with topical corticosteroids titrated to individual circumstances.

Atropine is useful with malignant glaucoma.

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Further Outpatient Care

Further outpatient care consists of having the patient come in for regular postoperative visits.

The examination includes observing the anterior chamber at the slit lamp, assessing the wound condition, checking the applanation tension, and performing a complete fundus examination.

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