GLAUCOMA: Edited by Donald L. BudenzChoroidal effusions after glaucoma surgerySchrieber, Caroline; Liu, YaoAuthor Information Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA Correspondence to Yao Liu, MD, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, 2870 University Avenue, Suite 206, Madison, WI 53705-3611, USA. Tel: +1 608 263 1481; fax: +1 608 263 7694; e-mail: [email protected] Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Website (www.co-ophthalmology.com). Current Opinion in Ophthalmology: March 2015 - Volume 26 - Issue 2 - p 134-142 doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000131 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Purpose of review A diverse range of surgical approaches are now used for glaucoma management. This review compares the reported rates of serous choroidal effusion and suprachoroidal hemorrhage after various glaucoma surgical procedures. As these complications can be visually devastating, we summarize the current literature on prevention strategies and management. Recent findings Trabeculectomy remains one of the most effective and widely used glaucoma surgeries, but it is also associated with a significant rate of complications, including serous choroidal effusion and suprachoroidal hemorrhage. Alternative surgical techniques for glaucoma management are increasingly utilized due in part to their lower rate of associated complications. Prevention measures for serous choroidal effusion and suprachoroidal hemorrhage include the recognition of patient risk factors and careful selection of glaucoma surgical technique. Management options include observation, medications, office-based procedures, and surgical interventions directed at maximizing patient outcomes. Summary Familiarity with reported rates of postoperative choroidal effusions, patient risk factors, and management strategies will aid in reducing the frequency of these complications and in improving patient care. Video Abstract http://links.lww.com/COOP/A15 Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.