What is the role of surgery in the treatment of increased intraocular pressure (IOP) following chemical burns to the eye?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Mark Ventocilla, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Glaucoma filtering surgery or aqueous tube shunt placement may be used for cases of increased IOP refractory to medical management. Both require intact conjunctiva, which is more likely to be found superiorly after chemical exposure.


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