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May 1988

Delayed Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage Following Filtration Surgery

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(5):585. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130635011

To the Editor.  —Delayed suprachoroidal hemorrhage following filtration surgery has recently been reviewed in the Archives.1 Treatment methods include draining the suprachoroidal hemorrhage, re-forming the anterior chamber with the placement of an air bubble,1 and using a continuous infusion air pump.2 In recent years, fluorocarbon gases have been used in retinal surgery to provide a longer lasting substitute for vitreous than air.3 We used octafluorocyclobutane (C4F8) gas to re-form the anterior chamber of a patient with a recurrent choroidal hemorrhage after glaucoma filtering surgery.

Report of a Case.  —A 71-year-old man with a history of amblyopia in his left eye and chronic angle closure glaucoma in his right eye was referred to the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, on Aug 26, 1986. Four days previously he had undergone a Scheie procedure in the right eye, with subsequent flattening of the

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