The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



Ocular massage for flat bleb

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This 70 year-old underwent combined trabeculectomy and phacoemulsification and implant (corneal incision) one week ago. The bleb appeared flat and the intraocular pressure measured 20mm Hg. Following massage, a bleb is formed and the pressure dropped to 11mm Hg.  The intraocular pressure remained controlled (15mmHg) at 3 weeks with bleb formation.


Flat bleb.


Formation of bleb post-massage.

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