Texas Retina Associates’ Rene Y. Choi, MD, PhD, published an article titled “Filtering-Associated Endophthalmitis after Trabeculectomy or Tube-Shunt Implant” in the March 2021 issue of Ophthalmology Retina. 

The article highlights the results of a study to determine the rate, clinical features, and outcomes of filtering-associated endophthalmitis in eyes that underwent trabeculectomy or tube-shunt implantation as treatment for glaucoma.

Filtering-associated endophthalmitis is inflammation of the fluids inside the eye, usually caused by infection. It is a specific complication of incisional glaucoma surgery, such as trabeculectomy or tube-shunt implant, and can cause vision loss. 

Dr. Choi’s research concluded that the risk of filtering-associated endophthalmitis is persistent and relatively constant for at least five years after incisional glaucoma surgery. While the overall prognosis remains poor, good visual and anatomic outcomes can be achieved in some patients with prompt intervention.

You can read Dr. Choi’s full abstract here.

Dr. Choi is a board-certified ophthalmologist and retina specialist who joined Texas Retina Associates in 2020. He cares for patients in our Dallas Main, Denton, Rockwall and Fort Worth offices. You can learn more about him here.