Modulation of wound healing during and after glaucoma surgery.

Georgoulas, S., Dahlmann-Noor, A., Brocchini, S. and Khaw, P.T. (2008) Modulation of wound healing during and after glaucoma surgery. Progress in Brain Research, 173 . pp. 237-254. 10.1016/S0079-6123(08)01117-5 .

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DOI: 10.1016/S0079-6123(08)01117-5


Following all types of glaucoma filtration surgery (GFS), scarring still poses the major threat to long-term success. The healing and scarring determine the percentage of patients achieving low final intraocular pressures (IOPs) that are associated with virtually no glaucoma progression. The use of antifibrotic agents to inhibit scarring of trabeculectomy blebs is now a well-established clinical practice. Unfortunately, severe complications such as leakage, infection, hypotony, and endophthalmitis with complete loss of vision may occur. In addition, surgery still fails in some individuals despite maximal doses of current antifibrotics. Better therapeutic agents are needed. Many promising new agents are being evaluated clinically and in vitro. In this chapter, we will discuss our current understanding of the wound healing process after glaucoma surgery and promising new treatment modalities.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:glaucoma; scarring; wound healing; glaucoma filtration surgery; trabeculectomy; eye; drug delivery; matrix metalloproteinases; growth factors; TGF-β; vascularization; cellular proliferation; cell motility; intraocular pressure
Departments, units and centres:Department of Pharmaceutics > Department of Pharmaceutics
ID Code:2128
Journal or Publication Title:Progress in Brain Research
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Deposited On:20 May 2011 17:39
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