November digital edition 2020

When good retinal surgery makes glaucoma go bad

November 05, 2020

Use of intravitreal biologics, steroids, and improvements to vitreoretinal surgical techniques have improved the prognosis of vitreoretinal conditions. Ocular hypertension, which may lead to secondary open-angle glaucoma, is a common complication both short- and long-term following intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF or steroid agent and PPV—especially when silicone oil is used as a tamponade agent. Understanding these potential risks is key to early detection, diagnosis, and management following vitreoretinal procedures.