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Vision Loss After Glaucoma Surgery

Progressive Macular Thinning as a Sign of Snuff-Out Phenomenon

Mohammadzadeh, Vahid, MD; Galian, Katrina; Martinyan, Jack; Nouri-Mahdavi, Kouros, MD, MSc

doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001202
Online Articles: Case Report/Small Case Series

We herein report 2 eyes with significant loss of vision after glaucoma filtering surgery that was accompanied by progressive macular thinning detected on macular optical coherence tomography imaging. The findings provide evidence that progressive retinal ganglion cell loss is one of the causes of visual loss after uncomplicated glaucoma surgery.

Glaucoma Division, Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

This study was supported by an unrestricted departmental grant from Research to Prevent Blindness and an unrestricted research grant from Heidelberg Engineering.

As per UCLA policy, patient consent was waived since the number of reported cases in this report did not exceed 2.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi, MD, MSc, 100 Stein Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (e-mail:

Received December 16, 2018

Accepted December 22, 2018

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