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Inadvertent Filtering Bleb Due to Corneal Stromal Wick Syndrome

Alasil, Tarek, MD*,†; Jakobiec, Frederick, A., MD, DSc†,‡; Zakka, Fouad, R., MD†,‡; Gardiner, Matthew, MD†,§; Chen, Teresa, C., MD*,†

doi: 10.1097/IJG.0b013e3182a07604
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We report a unique case in which an inadvertent filtering bleb was created after a complicated cataract surgery through an unusual mechanism: an internal fragment of corneal stroma, which was still attached at one end of the clear corneal wound, was pushed into the anterior chamber, became inadvertently entrapped in the wound, and served as a wick to prevent complete healing.

*Glaucoma Service

David G. Cogan Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology

§Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service

Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Teresa C. Chen, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, 243 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114 (e-mail: teresa_chen@meei.harvard.edu).

Received January 6, 2013

Accepted April 8, 2013

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