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Ruptured Filtering Bleb After Ocular Massage

Ruptured Filtering Bleb After Ocular Massage Abstract Pagenstecher (1878) found that ocular massage reduced intraocular pressure.1 Since then this knowledge has been used for the clinical study of glaucoma (tonography) and for "exercising" filtering blebs after external fistulizing operations. The following case report is one of rupture of a filtering bleb from ocular massage. Report of a Case A 35-year-old Negro man was first seen in April 1964. At that time the patient gave a history of glaucoma known since 1962. The right eye had been blind since 1960. Visual acuity in the left eye was 20/70 with marked field loss. Applanation tensions ranged between 40 and 56. The patient was started on a regimen of medication for glaucoma with good control for a short time. Gradually, the intraocular pressure rose to the mid-30's on echothiophate iodide 0.25% twice a day, l-epinephrine 1% twice a day, and acetazolamide (1,000 mg/day). By May 1965, there was marked References 1. Pagenstecher, H.: Uber die Massage des Auges und deren Anwendung bei Verschiedenen Augenkrankheiten , Zbl Augenheilk 2:281, 1878. 2. Galin, M.A.; Baras, I.; and McLean, J.M.: How Does a Filtering Bleb Work? Trans Amer Acad Ophthal Otolaryng 69:1082-1091, 1965. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Ruptured Filtering Bleb After Ocular Massage

Ruptured Filtering Bleb After Ocular Massage

Abstract

Abstract Pagenstecher (1878) found that ocular massage reduced intraocular pressure.1 Since then this knowledge has been used for the clinical study of glaucoma (tonography) and for "exercising" filtering blebs after external fistulizing operations. The following case report is one of rupture of a filtering bleb from ocular massage. Report of a Case A 35-year-old Negro man was first seen in April 1964. At that time the patient gave a history of glaucoma known since 1962. The right...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1966 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1966.03850010365011
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Abstract

Abstract Pagenstecher (1878) found that ocular massage reduced intraocular pressure.1 Since then this knowledge has been used for the clinical study of glaucoma (tonography) and for "exercising" filtering blebs after external fistulizing operations. The following case report is one of rupture of a filtering bleb from ocular massage. Report of a Case A 35-year-old Negro man was first seen in April 1964. At that time the patient gave a history of glaucoma known since 1962. The right eye had been blind since 1960. Visual acuity in the left eye was 20/70 with marked field loss. Applanation tensions ranged between 40 and 56. The patient was started on a regimen of medication for glaucoma with good control for a short time. Gradually, the intraocular pressure rose to the mid-30's on echothiophate iodide 0.25% twice a day, l-epinephrine 1% twice a day, and acetazolamide (1,000 mg/day). By May 1965, there was marked References 1. Pagenstecher, H.: Uber die Massage des Auges und deren Anwendung bei Verschiedenen Augenkrankheiten , Zbl Augenheilk 2:281, 1878. 2. Galin, M.A.; Baras, I.; and McLean, J.M.: How Does a Filtering Bleb Work? Trans Amer Acad Ophthal Otolaryng 69:1082-1091, 1965.

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1966

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