• We used a safe and simple surgical technique in the management of persistent filtering cicatrices after cataract extraction. The edematous, friable filtering cicatrix was excised entirely and a healthy fornix-based conjunctival flap was sutured over the fistula. Invariably, the fistula was very small, usually only large enough to admit a 27-gauge needle. Of the 27 eyes treated with this technique, there were two failures, but no other complications.
(Arch Ophthalmol 95:1835-1838, 1977)
Scheie HG, Pitts E, Martin FJ. Management of Persistent Filtering Cicatrix Following Cataract Extraction. Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(10):1835-1838. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450100137019