What are the possible complications of glaucoma surgery for Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Management of secondary open-angle glaucoma in patients with SWS, using filtration surgery and seton procedures, bears an increased risk for a number of surgical complications. The most vision threatening and feared of these are expulsive choroidal hemorrhage and intraoperative massive choroidal effusion.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!