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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 317-318

Corneal edema following diode laser cyclophotocoagulation in an eye with secondary glaucoma

1 Glaucoma Services, Center for Sight and Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
2 Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

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Harsh Kumar
Director Glaucoma Services, Center for Sight, B 5/24 Safderjang Enclave, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.41414

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A 70-year-old man had undergone a complicated cataract extraction followed by repair of iris prolapse ending up with secondary glaucoma. Refusing routine filtering surgery, patient underwent contact transconjunctival diode laser cyclophotocoagulation. This report highlights the occurrence of corneal edema restricted to the inferior half of cornea following a diode laser cyclophotocoagulation performed in the inferior 180 degrees. The necessity to perform a routine specular microscopy in all such cases is highlighted, especially in eyes with good visual acuity.

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