Background: To investigate the correlation between intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuation with postural change and IOP in relation to the time course after trabeculectomy. Methods: A total of 29 patients who had previously undergone primary trabeculectomy with mitomycin C were examined. IOP was obtained at 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12 months and then every 6 months postoperatively. Results: The postural IOP difference before surgery was 3.0 ± 1.8 mmHg, which was reduced to 0.9 ± 1.1 mmHg at 1 month, 1.0 ± 1.0 mmHg at 2 months, 1.3 ± 2.0 mmHg at 3 months, 1.3 ± 1.4 mmHg at 6 months, 1.4 ± 1.5 mmHg at 12 months, and 1.1 ± 0.7 mmHg at 18 months after trabeculectomy (P < 0.01 each visit). The filtering surgery failed in 7 out of 29 eyes. Postural IOP changes were less than 3 mmHg in those patients who did not require needle revision at every visit. However, in patients who did require needle revision, the increase in the posture-induced IOP was greater than 3 mmHg prior to the increase in the sitting position IOP. Conclusions: Assessment of postural IOP changes after trabeculectomy might be potentially useful for predicting IOP changes after trabeculectomy.
Hirooka, K., Tenkumo, K., Nitta, E., & Sato, S. (2014). Correlation between Intraocular Pressure Fluctuation with Postural Change and Postoperative Intraocular Pressure in Relation to the Time Course after Trabeculectomy. Journal of Ophthalmology, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/801967