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Risk Factors for Infection of Glaucoma Filtering Bleb

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for an infection involving a glaucoma filtering bleb as reported by Soltau et al.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, complications, selection

ICD-10:

H40.9, H59.8

Description:

Soltau et al identified risk factors for infection of a glaucoma filtering bleb. These can help identify a person who may benefit from closer monitoring and early aggressive therapy. The authors are from the University of Miami, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and New York Medical College.

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